My question What is the worst programming language you ever worked with? got closed and locked recently.
If you feel strongly that we should keep this alive, please take the discussion to meta.stackoverflow.com – Marc Gravell♦ 21 hours ago
I feel that the question should not die, but rather think it's time for it to retire.
I'm locking this due to a lot of negative feedback from lots of different users.
If you mean the comments: There have been a lot of comments and I have read and reread them all. They are not overly negative. There have been negative ones but also some really nice ones.
I'm sad this got closed. I thought it was going to be useful.
+1 for your work maintaining the question. For more useful than having questions which are abandoned only to be reasked at some later date.
If you don't mean the comments, I am curious about what sort of 'feedback' you are talking about. Anyway, in my opinion feedback should be primarily pointed at me. To make this easier I have added my email address to my profile.
That said, I think people got annoyed because I removed the subjective tag and because I constantly updated the language overview. I don't think subjective is an appropriate tag for this question but admittedly removing it wasn't the wisest thing to do and I regret that I did it. I still think the language overview is useful but it probably does not belong on stackoverflow.
My proposal to let this question retire with dignity is:
- Tag it subjective.
- Delete the language overview section completely.
- Remove the lock.
I will not revert any of this. If this is done I think it is also safe to reopen it. After a while the question will be buried and harm nobody but if someone has a really interesting answer he or she can still share it.