Why were historically significant questions deleted?
Why did this—moderately successful (close to 50 upvotes, 30 favourites, accepted answer with 100+ votes)—community wiki question get deleted?
During the training and consultancy part of my work, I bump into people asking this question all the time.
Maybe https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ is a better place, but why was the question deleted?
Reading back the deleted question, my main objections are:
- you lose good answers (that try to undo the work of not so good questions)
- you delete heritage (I know, you cannot really 'delete' on the internet). In the teaching part of my job, annotated bad things can be even more informative than only good things.