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I just found this fairly old question, which is pretty clearly more of a discussion than a useful technical question-and-answer.

I would simply flag it to be closed as not constructive, but it's an interesting question with interesting answers, so I honestly think that would be a shame. There are already several comments saying that it should be converted to a community wiki, and as there are 27 answers, it's pretty close to reaching the magic 30-answer everything's-a-wiki threshold.

So...should this be converted, or simply closed?

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It's already wikied, and it has been for 3 years... – Richard J. Ross III May 3 '13 at 3:05
When you reach 3k, you can democratically cast close votes. – Jason Sturges May 3 '13 at 3:11
@Richard I meant that the answers should be collected into a single wiki-answer (or all answers should just be wiki'd). – Kyle Strand May 3 '13 at 3:13

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It's not constructive, although it probably was okay when it was originally asked. So regardless, close it.

I can't speak to whether in an ideal world a question like this should be a CW. There shouldn't be further activity on it so I don't think this is a good time in the question's life to say "let's answer it collaboratively!"

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I flagged it, but I think it's worthwhile content and belongs somewhere. I suppose it's safe for now as a closed question, since closed != deleted, but if it were asked today, I'd vote for migration, perhaps to Programmers. – Kyle Strand May 3 '13 at 2:56
Some questions are locked but preserved for "historical content." This is a candidate but I don't know the process for that (I think it's just a mod designating it as such). Also closed doesn't mean should be deleted. – djechlin May 3 '13 at 2:57
Yeah, for questions from 3 years ago that are very interesting and were appropriate at the time they were posted I usually see a historical lock. It would be nice if the same thing applied here. – Ben Lee May 3 '13 at 3:05

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