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http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com/questions/234/075.html

The above link is a collection of some great programming jokes. but for some reason it is not on the main site but in some kind of archive. I wonder what was the logic behind removing this from the website and maintaining an archive.

P.S. the reason why i thought this question is deleted is here

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It's not deleted. It's just historically locked. –  Mysticial Apr 3 '13 at 8:40
    
@Mysticial ok.then what about the archive on hewgill.com? why two copies of the same question. –  Shurmajee Apr 3 '13 at 8:42
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hewgill.com, is not affiliated with SO. It's the website of Greg Hewgill a long-time SO user. –  Mysticial Apr 3 '13 at 8:43
    
In some ways, a duplicate of this question: Why was «What's your favorite "programmer" cartoon» deleted? –  Cody Gray Apr 4 '13 at 1:23

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The question itself, on Stack Overflow has gotten a historical lock (it is not deleted).

Why locked? Because it is actually an example of a question not suitable for Stack Overflow. It is a poll and goes against what is currently acceptable for a question.

Why is it not deleted? Because it was very popular and was asked at a time where the rules were not as strict. It is part of the history and evolution of the site.

Why an archive? Ask Greg Hewgill - it is his site. It is not part of Stack Exchange. Guess he liked some questions/answers enough to host a permanent archive of them.

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i thought it was deleted because: meta.stackexchange.com/q/124850/201081 –  Shurmajee Apr 3 '13 at 9:36
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@MayankSharma - At a certain time it was deleted. But later on it got undeleted. Posts are rarely gone to such an extent that they cannot be recovered. –  Oded Apr 3 '13 at 9:37

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