My question, How do you pronounce "std", got closed. Okay, fine. Now it got deleted on top of that. Meanwhile, How do you pronounce char is closed and locked but it still exists. More importantly, "How do you pronounce SQL", remains alive and well.
Is it so much to ask that rules get applied evenly? There's another recent discussion about what type of contests should be allowed. Now, the faq states that we should "Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion". Stack Overflow is a programming Q&A site, not a programming contest platform, and yet some (though not all) "Code Golf" posts survive.
The faq says one thing, but in practice the real principle rule of Stack Overflow is "off-topic or subjective questions are not allowed, unless this site's upper class likes them. In which case go right on ahead."
It's not coordinated, and I believe NOT intentional,
but IMHO there is some widespread hypocrisy going on but I see, in my opinion, plenty enough inconsistencies to raise this issue (wasn't trying to personally offend anyone, sorry). Questions that aren't directly on topic need to be moved to a separate site or stamped out completely. All of them. Completely.
I really can't stand this, and I really don't understand how everyone else can. At any rate, rather than fuming in a corner or just walking away entirely I figured I'd be open and discuss this here. As the footer says, "feedback always welcome". Thank you for your time.