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I'm from math.SE, and I just posted some questions here that were closed. They were downvoted, and so apparently they are not really appreciated by the community here. But there is something I don't understand, that is -
When I search a little, I find many very popular questions getting closed as non-constructive.
- Examples of GoF Design Patterns
Why would you close those questions if it is very clear that the community appreciates them? It seems like questions that don't follow some criteria are closed by some autistic, automatic procedure.
I thought that StackExchange was about what the community wants, not what some moderator(s) think is constructive. I'm glad that those questions above got very good answers before they were closed, but what about other interesting questions that had less luck. Taking the question Examples of GoF Design Patterns we see 674 users and 1 moderator who closes it.
It may be the case that StackOverflow was originally not intended for questions like these. But who cares? This doesn't look like democracy to me.