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What Happened to “What Stack Overflow is Not”?

Recently one of my SO questions was closed because it was said to be asking for a recommendation. The first comment with 2 upvotes said "Stack Overflow is not a recommendation engine."

Doing some googling of the phrase, I found only this link to the purported ST Meta policy "Stack Overflow is not a recommendation engine."

However, the page presently displays this message: This question was removed from Meta Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation. Please refer to the FAQ for possible explanations why a question might be removed.

Am I looking at the wrong link? Why has it been closed? Is the policy still being debated? Was the debate too contentious and the question removed on account of this?

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    See Stack Overflow Is.
    – Arjan
    Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 19:47
  • The big grey box tells you why your question was closed. Comments (like this one) only express the opinion of a singe user. Also you're confusing closed and deleted. Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 20:32


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