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I notice a really worrying trend of some really popular questions being closed and eventually deleted. Some of them became legends already, like this one http://stackoverflow.com/questions/652788/what-is-the-worst-real-world-macros-pre-processor-abuse-youve-ever-come-across ? Yes, it does not fit the format ideally, but what is point of obeying the letter of the law to such extent that it becomes ridiculous? Ok, closing is fine if community leaders became so pedantic, but why go so far as to even delete it? At this point it looks like burning old pictures just because you don't like them.
For now I heard only two clear arguments:
- Those questions pollute search results.
- Those questions don't play well with enforcing question and answer standards.
Both of that statements are easily verifiable and to my experience are just false.