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It's about this question:

Why shouldn't I use PyPy over CPython if PyPy is 6.3 times faster?

This question is set "On hold" because

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.

However, the question does not ask for opinions. The question reads for me like

The advantages of PyPy are X and Y. But what are the downsides of it?

The highest voted answer points out what the downsides are (from personal experience). Not an entirely-opinion-based-post in my eyes.

Why was this question put on hold?

To clarify, I don' say that I agree or disagree with this decision. I just want to know why this question is considered as a not good Q&A format.

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Why is X better than Y are always closed, they never end well. Everyone has their favourite and will argue to death that it is better. See gorilla-vs-shark –  Richard Tingle Sep 24 '13 at 12:30
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Also; how has that question been viewed 33627 since yesterday! Thats insane –  Richard Tingle Sep 24 '13 at 12:32
    
Well, the Meta-effect will strike again and reopen this question for the 3rd time. –  Johannes Kuhn Sep 24 '13 at 12:33
    
@RichardTingle: hackernews –  ThiefMaster Sep 24 '13 at 12:33
    
@RichardTingle It is/was one of the hot question in the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™. –  Johannes Kuhn Sep 24 '13 at 12:34
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This questions used to scream "poll" to me ("Is PyPy better than CPython?"), but now it looks like just asking for a list. Seems less subjective since it was reworked, but to my mind there's still a very high chance of subjective answers and I find it unlikely we'll get a single authoritative answer. –  thegrinner Sep 24 '13 at 12:37
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I personally think it should be closed as "too broad" because it is a list question. –  Doorknob Sep 24 '13 at 12:47
    
Argh. And the close/reopen cicle has finished the 4rd round. –  Johannes Kuhn Sep 26 '13 at 12:40

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

put on hold as primarily opinion-based by Stephan Eggermont, Joshua Taylor, Jeroen, Eric Brown, Jim Garrison 5 hours ago

Because those users considered it opinion-based.

There are already two reopen votes pending so with all the attention that question gets I'd expect it to be re-opened soon. With non-binding votes it would be three now, but I have reopened this question once before (after it was mod-closed and reworded slightly afterwards to make it more clear it's not asking for opinions) so I won't override the community decision this time.

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I'm sure there is a more appropriate blog post somewhere for them to discuss PyPy vs CPython... –  user7116 Sep 24 '13 at 12:52

It will always be opinionated. It will never be up to date. Please, some moderator, lock it.

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That does not answer my question. –  Uooo Sep 24 '13 at 12:53
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"Is the PyPy question really opinion-based?" Um, yes it does. –  user7116 Sep 24 '13 at 12:54
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I don't think it needs to be locked. It's not a spam post or something else that cannot be handled by the community. –  ThiefMaster Sep 24 '13 at 12:58

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