I posted this question
And it has been
closed as off-topic. Now I suppose I've already gotten my money's worth out of it, but I'm wondering how a question about coding practices is really off topic on stack overflow. After all the close message says (emphasis mine):
Questions on Stack Overflow are expected to generally relate to programming or software development in some way, within the scope defined in the faq.
So, would someone explain to me how this question is off topic?