This question has been closed as too localized: The "I Get It" Reputation Problem

As far as I can tell, question timeline suggests rather reliable (though not quite impressive) flow of interest, as indicated by upvotes and comments that seem to come in once a month on average for about half year since it has been closed.

Question has about 1K views which put it in 2% top viewed at MSE and in reputation tag (again, not particularly impressive, but not quite very low interest, either).

I would like to understand how to match above observations with closure notice?

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to... an extraordinarily narrow situation...

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    1K views in 3 years isn't that much. That said, "not constructive" might have been a bit more suitable there than "too localized". – yannis May 23 '13 at 22:25
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    It was 4 years ago. Haven't the rules on closing/deleting questions changed since then? – Patashu May 23 '13 at 22:43
  • It is not closed as Too localized. It is open. – Daniel Daranas May 24 '13 at 7:53
  • @DanielDaranas question has been reopened few hours after I asked about it, I self-answered with this update – gnat May 24 '13 at 7:55

I would venture a guess that it was closed as too localized because it was asking about a specific case. The interest generated seems to be more on the general topic.

Had it been worded as a more general feature request, I think it would have remained open and likely would have received even more attention.

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    If that's true, shouldn't all questions tagged specific-question be closed as too localized? – George Stocker May 23 '13 at 22:44
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    @GeorgeStocker I'm not saying that it should have been closed. Just guessing as to why it was. Honestly I think it should have stayed open. By the way, do you have the ability and or desire to remedy this situation? – apaul May 23 '13 at 22:48

Question has been reopened: revision history

Post Reopened by Lance Roberts, George Stocker

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