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I use to be able to start discussions which would allow for many people to answer share their experience. One of my top questions asked for the best ways to learn iPhone development a while back and I got many great responses. Now any question which asks about experience is shut down. This seriously diminishes the value of SO to me.
I posted the following question after carefully writing it up with 2 links showing examples of the kinds of information I was looking for people to share. Given the rise of cloud hosting solutions and new languages emerging I think it would be very helpful to read through the answers on what people have done themselves with various technology. It is what I thought SO was supposed to be about when it got passed basic questions about runtime and compilation errors.
Is this what I should be expecting from SO? Should a handful of users be able to shut down discussions like this one?