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Ok, poking fun at the worst question on Meta I noticed that it does not have a close reason. How is this? Is this a diamond moderator only thing?

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Also as an added aside: anyone else notice this meta.stackoverflow.com/questions?page=692&sort=votes Evan Caroll has TWO questions on the most downvoted questions page. –  Earlz Apr 21 '10 at 23:19
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@Earlz: if you have it set to show 50 questions per page, he has four there. –  perbert Apr 22 '10 at 0:10
    
@George it's getting worse D: –  Earlz Apr 22 '10 at 1:07
    
I think it is an obvious demonstration of GMs being opinionated and biased. This is one of the reasons I often feel obligated to promote banning them for obstructing the network. –  Evan Carroll Apr 22 '10 at 1:39
    
By the way, I previously also proposed this idea meta.stackexchange.com/questions/37482 which would have permitted you to notify me when you want to talk about one of my questions; but, because they closed that one too (without a reason might I add) before a good solution could be reached I can't hold you to blame. –  Evan Carroll Apr 22 '10 at 1:42
    
@Justin did you really just edit the tags so that it bumped the question or something? –  Earlz Jul 23 '10 at 15:13
    
@Earlz I was just looking at tags that only existed in one place. So, I removed the [worst-question-ever] tag. –  jjnguy Jul 23 '10 at 15:36
    
@Justin that tag exists on a few deleted questions by Evan :) –  Earlz Jul 23 '10 at 19:10

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Those are questions closed with close reasons that no longer exist. It could have been closed as Not a real question, Subjective and argumentative, or a few others that I don't recall, but somebody else surely does.

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Right, so the reasons went away because it sucked -- good. Open the question again. I wait anxiously for my other wrongly closed questions to become open. –  Evan Carroll Apr 22 '10 at 1:40
    
@Evan: what makes you think that they were wrongly closed? –  perbert Apr 22 '10 at 1:51
    
Because I'm guilty until proven innocent. What rule did I break? Why is my question closed? Is being unpopular grounds for closing? Who decided? Is there a subjective or quantifiable grounds for it being closed? Does it apply to others? Take this scenario, "Joe went to prison. Joe is in prison. Joe was never told why he is in prison, even though Joe wants to know the reason." This is categorically wrong for any system of government except for the totalitarian brew of crap we have here on SO. –  Evan Carroll Apr 22 '10 at 2:06
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last i checked SOFU wasn't a sovereign territory. was there some war for independence i missed? –  quack quixote Apr 22 '10 at 2:16
    
The comments say it was closed because it was "blatantly offensive" (and it was). –  Lance Roberts Apr 22 '10 at 2:28
    
Oh, blatantly offensive. How could I forget about thy! –  perbert Apr 22 '10 at 2:48
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@json: thee, forget about thee. Thy = Your, Thee = You. (Thine = Yours but that's a different episode) –  squillman Apr 22 '10 at 2:57
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@Evan Carroll: Joe is in prison because 5 different people wanted Joe in, and he couldn't get 5 people who wanted to get him out. The community has spoken, your 'question' was closed. –  Phoshi Apr 22 '10 at 7:52
    
@squillman: Area 51: English Language & Usage –  Pops Jul 23 '10 at 8:53

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