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Go away "Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt". Give me my regular command prompt

  • It only applies to computers with VS 2008 installed.
  • => It only applies to programmers.
  • An extensive Google search (to my ability) reveals no answers

A question on Super User doesn't look like getting anywhere soon - the first answer is your typical (I didn't read/comprehend your question but let me answer anyway) answer, and the second is just a general Windows super user (non-programmer) answer.

If SO is not the place for such questions - tell me, where does this question belong?

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  • matters that are unique to the programming profession

Which part of Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt doesn't trigger that rule?


Thank you to the kind souls that reopened the question. You have restored my faith in SO/Meta/SE! A follow-up question - is there any /review or audit/history of close/reopen history of a question? There's nothing to stop another 5 users coming along and closing the question again.

I'll leave the question open to point to if/when the SO question gets closed again.

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closed as too localized by Andreas Bonini, Pëkka, ChrisF, George Stocker, xmm0 Feb 22 '11 at 0:25

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I dare you close-happy zombies to close this question the same way you closed my SO question as a duplicate of…. It is not. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 21:57
Dare accepted!! – Andreas Bonini Feb 20 '11 at 21:58
Braaaaaaiiinns! Casting reopen vote during lucid stretch. Braiiins!! – Pëkka Feb 20 '11 at 22:00
See for the revision history, or for the time line. – Arjan Feb 20 '11 at 22:40
@Arjan - thanks for editing the title. If you put the revision history stuff into an answer I'll accept it for the follow on question – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 22:41
(I though that title edit was still within the 5 minute grace period of my earlier edit, but meanwhile you edited too.) – Arjan Feb 20 '11 at 22:42
Nope, I feel the question should still be: was this off topic? :-) – Arjan Feb 20 '11 at 22:43
By the way: the first URL (for the revisions) is the very same URL you get when clicking the timestamp in "edited 14 mins ago". However, when there are no edits yet, there is no such link either, so you'll have to create is manually. – Arjan Feb 20 '11 at 22:53
@Arjan - I thought I saw it in edit histories before, but I thought it was /review which when that showed nothing, prompted the question. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 20 '11 at 23:06
Close zombie is smelling a question that can now be closed as too localized. Bwahahaha! – Pëkka Feb 21 '11 at 17:04

is there any /review or audit/history of close/reopen history of a question?

It shows up in the revision history:

Screenshot of the revision history

There's nothing to stop another 5 users coming along and closing the question again.

No, because five users voting to reopen doesn't mean it should actually be open. Personally, I don't see how this is possibly an SO question just because the problem entry happens to be VS; your question is "how do I unstick a command from the start menu" -- it could just as easily be notepad stuck in the list. If the entry were cygwin would you post on UL? The answer on SU (which you accepted...?) seems exactly correct

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Michael - Have you read the SO question? It is quite novel really, in that there isn't a solution (yet) to be found. The VS 2008 command prompt has usurped the regular command prompt's frequency usage. Now if I run notepad 10 times and it puts Cygwin in the start menu, that would be something similar. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 21 '11 at 18:27
@cyberkiwi I skimmed it; the point is it doesn't seem to be a problem caused or fixed via Visual Studio, which excludes any possible relation to programming – Michael Mrozek Feb 21 '11 at 18:32
I would be most happy for you to propose where to ask the question. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 21 '11 at 19:01
@cyberkiwi Super User is the right place – Michael Mrozek Feb 21 '11 at 19:06
Okay I've added my vote to relocate it to SuperUser. I still think it is something unique to Visual Studio 2008 but we shall see. – RichardTheKiwi Feb 21 '11 at 19:16

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