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Why is the tag in Stack Overflow questions usually correlated with the not constructive close reason?
Please list any constructive questions with the tag

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why is this question not constructive? – John Jan 28 '13 at 17:40
Why is the question on questioning constructivity not constructive? – 2er0 Jan 28 '13 at 17:41
Why is the question on questioning constructivity on questioning constructivity not constuctive? – John Jan 28 '13 at 17:43
What kind of answer are you expecting from the bounty? There was only one (not closed and locked) question with it anyway so how does this warrant a "detailed canonical answer"? – Martin Smith Dec 24 '13 at 14:31
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Here is the list of questions using the that are not closed, for any reason including not constructive. Note that this search shows you a larger list because locked questions don't show in the regular tag search.

Hidden Features Search

That tag wiki isn't a good one and I have updated it.

The text I gave for the excerpt:

is a tag for questions that involved hidden features in a programming languages/environments/tools. Use only for SPECIFIC questions, list questions of hidden features are no longer allowed.

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You can also do "locked:no" We have a whopping one unclosed unlocked question with the tag. It really shouldn't have it, but I'm leaving it alone for demonstration purposes. – Charles Jan 29 '13 at 1:24
Am I the only one that only sees one question tagged with that ? – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 24 '13 at 13:35
@insertcleverxmasname: I don't see any. – Ilmari Karonen Dec 24 '13 at 14:02

I don't really see the point of the tag. Looking at it the first type of question that comes to mind is "Hidden features of X?", which is a list question and thus closeable.

I can't think of any programming question where the hiddenness of a feature has an effect on the question. I can't see why people would want to search for questions about hidden features, for a similar reason.

I detagged the last question with the tag, it should be gone by tomorrow.

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Well actually there are nine other questions but you won't be able to do anything about them as they are all locked. – Martin Smith Dec 24 '13 at 14:16
@mart we probably can get them edited by mods – Manishearth Dec 24 '13 at 15:14
why isn't this question locked? – alvas Dec 28 '13 at 15:14

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