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Who have the right to close questions ?

People who get points because of their questions and answers doesn't mean they are good moderators.

Some people seem to hate questions when it relates to something new as if they fear for their language, it seems they are very akeen to close such question whereas they're getting answer.

They don't close jokes whereas they close questions such as "Why would you learn a new programming language".

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marked as duplicate by GEOCHET, Brad Gilbert, Joel Coehoorn Aug 26 '09 at 21:14

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Is there a question here? It seems more like a rant against some unnamed moderator who seems to have different opinions from your own. – ベレアー アダム Aug 26 '09 at 20:54
This is when I wish for a "Close as WTF" option. – TheTXI Aug 26 '09 at 20:55
Adam: this probably ties in with his previous posts about having his dupes closed by the community, so now he is ranting about how just because someone has 3,000 points they don't make good judges. – TheTXI Aug 26 '09 at 20:56
The questions you asked, that got closed, didn't belong on Stack Overflow. – Brad Gilbert Aug 26 '09 at 21:07
Moderators are listed in the /about page on every site, and meta in particular lists the mods for all sites: – Joel Coehoorn Aug 26 '09 at 21:34

As you were informed here:

Your question is not valid. Please read the FAQ and discontinue this nonsense.

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If my question is not valid, if people answer it means it's valid no ? Or are we in a Bureaucracy here ? – Rebol Tutorial Aug 26 '09 at 20:59
@rebol: No, that does not mean it was valid. Nor does the existence of votes or any other question. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:00
People answer, because they want points. – Brad Gilbert Aug 26 '09 at 21:01
There is no easier way to get rep than to answer a stupid, off topic post. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:02

Wait... What now? You aren't making any sense, Rebol. I've seen joke questions closed on numerous occasions, while questions regarding new languages or libraries tend to do reasonably well.

Link to examples of what you're talking about, or it didn't happen.

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@Brandon: huh... Well, that's crap. He posted a GTKY question and wonders why it got closed? – Shog9 Aug 26 '09 at 20:56
Every time I see "GTKY" all I can imagine it standing for is "Get The KY". – TheTXI Aug 26 '09 at 20:57
Example:… It's the first time I complain about a question being closed. Because I'm really angry, I was interested by all the answers, a lot of people were answering so why close it ? – Rebol Tutorial Aug 26 '09 at 20:57
@Rebol: i'd take the time to explain, but it's easier just to link to this old writeup again: Read it, think about it, then come back and read the SO FAQ: – Shog9 Aug 26 '09 at 21:00
@Rebol: Because it is not a valid question for the site. Try and read the FAQ and then listen to what we are telling you. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:01
Yes I read the FAQ it says: "of interest to at least one other programmer somewhere" I got 18 answers for the question so it means it interested others no ? – Rebol Tutorial Aug 26 '09 at 21:03
Read the rest of the FAQ. And that other thing i linked to. Seriously, it'll help. – Shog9 Aug 26 '09 at 21:05
If you don't, Rich B's just gonna clutch his chest, wave the FAQ in the air, and start quoting from it street-preacher style. – Shog9 Aug 26 '09 at 21:06
@Shog9: I don't think it is going to help here. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:08
@Rebol: You are about the 50000th person to come crying when their off topic question was closed. All of them have gotten the rules explained to them and have been sent away. Here is your chance to decide whether you want to go away and be a productive user who asks good questions, or if you want to hold a grudge and make a mess of the site by posting these kinds of questions. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:09
@Rebol: It cannot be answered. Technical questions need to have a right answer. Your question is too subjective to have a correct answer. I know you don't understand this and your emotions are raging on this, but no one is going to reverse this for you. You are simply wrong. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:11
I HAVE A DREAM that one day little white boys and girls and little black boys and girls will all be able to read the FAQ and learn to ask questions intelligently and not whine when their question is closed or downvoted. Yeah, I went there. – belgariontheking Aug 26 '09 at 21:12
At least thirty? There's no real answer, is there... – Shog9 Aug 26 '09 at 21:15
@Shog9: I know I am amazed, this is a new breed of whiner. – GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 21:17

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