I noticed the question What C# Mocking Framework to use? because of its high score. It also seems to have a good list of frameworks and has 20 answers.

That seems to fit the pattern of a "Shopping Question". Should it be closed?

It does seem to have some good content, though. Maybe close but don't delete? Almost a historical lock.

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    I'd argue historical lock, for a question from 2008 ;)
    – Oded
    Feb 16 '13 at 22:20
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    Is every old question that has a lot of votes "Historical Lock" worthy? There's no useful information in any of the answers. It's a worthless question. Feb 17 '13 at 0:08
  • Not every question, no, but I felt there were useful answers there. Feel free to disagree about that. Feb 17 '13 at 0:09

It was asked back when the site was young.

asked Sep 1 '08 at 1:57

The type of questions that were allowed was different back then.

I suspect that now you've brought the question to the attention of the users here on MSO it'll get closed (and probably a historical lock) very quickly.

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    I actually didn't notice the date! Feb 16 '13 at 22:22
  • @JohnSaunders - you have to go searching for it in the question history as it's Community Wiki.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Feb 16 '13 at 22:22

That question is a 'shopping' question, and would not survive today. That having been said, I'm not for deleting it because:

  • It's really old. We allowed questions like that back then. We do not now.
  • It has quite a few inbound links.
  • It has a massive number of views.
  • It has useful information in it.

As such, I've placed a historical lock on the question.

  • That is a great solution. Could you do the same for stackoverflow.com/questions/645008/… ? It is part of my resume (careers.stackoverflow.com/vonc) and it would be a pity to see it go.
    – VonC
    Feb 18 '13 at 8:27
  • @VonC It has been done. Feb 19 '13 at 15:02
  • Thank you so much :)
    – VonC
    Feb 19 '13 at 15:05
  • Sorry to bother you again, but could you have a look at stackoverflow.com/q/3597747/6309? I am (again) scarred of that question being simply deleted, while it is also part of my resume (careers.stackoverflow.com/vonc) and is a very important question for anyone wanting to tinker with DVCS (Distributed Version Sontrol System) in enterprise. Locking it would be a relief.
    – VonC
    Mar 22 '13 at 13:59
  • @VonC I can't do that with this question unilaterally. It's almost irrelevant now (With the state of DVCS being what it is); it has a low number of views; no inbound links; and it's primarily an opinion piece. That having been said, you wrote a great answer. I think you should bring up a meta question asking the community to preserve it, as well as bring up that some questions are used on resumes, and that should have an effect on whether or not something is deleted. That's a discussion worth having (I'd focus on the latter; but the former is important too). Mar 22 '13 at 14:25
  • Fair enough. Thank you for having given that question a look.
    – VonC
    Mar 22 '13 at 14:26
  • ... and question posted on meta: meta.stackexchange.com/q/173051/6309
    – VonC
    Mar 22 '13 at 14:43

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