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Why was Coding with Microsoft Paint ? closed as NARQ?

It was an objective question with a straightforward answer. Perhaps it belongs on Super User rather than Stack Overflow, as it's more about creating a text file, rather than programming, but none of the close voters posted a comment about why it was closed.

Update: It's since been re-opened.

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IMHO, that would have been a safer question to ask here on Meta. While I don't think it's NARQ, it has an off-topic Meta feel to it. –  John Apr 9 '11 at 1:32
    
@John: absolutely not suitable for Meta (why would it be - how does it relate to the SE engine or environment?), and not suitable for SU either, FWIW. –  Michael Petrotta Apr 9 '11 at 1:37
    
@Micheal: I can't see the picture, but it is my understanding that he's searching for a specific question. If search failed him or if the question was deleted, IMHO that's very appropriate for Meta. –  John Apr 9 '11 at 1:41
    
@John: Naw. That's just a standard "apologies for the possible dupe" comment. If that was a criteria for moving a post to Meta, we'd see several hundred thousand more posts here. –  Michael Petrotta Apr 9 '11 at 1:45
    
@Micheal: I guess it's just a matter of opinion. (S&A, anyone?) –  John Apr 9 '11 at 1:49
    
@Andrew Grimm re update: It was reopened by Joel. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 9 '11 at 2:38
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

It shouldn't have been; that was a legit programming question.

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Exactly, it seemed to have been closed just because it was a reference to an answer to a joke question. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 9 '11 at 2:32
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I edited it so it'll hopefully stay open this time.

At least part of the reason it was closed was that it wasn't written well, and no one took the time to edit it.

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Imagine that... –  Robert Harvey Apr 9 '11 at 4:41
    
@Robert It just amazes me that with the tools in place, there are still lots of rubber-neckers, but very few people that actually get out and help. It's somewhat disturbing. –  George Stocker Apr 9 '11 at 13:10
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