EDIT: i have accepted (by upvoting) the accepted answer in Question is very popular but closed (not constructive) - Shouldn't it be reopened for users' benefit?. That stackoverflow does not want everything is a good argument, even if it just could be hidden and even if very popular subjects do not develop further that way. END EDIT
Numbers: Friday, 2013.11.1
- 621 upvotes
- 812 times favourite question
- 184 upvotes for comment: 'Why is it that the most helpful questions I find on SO are always "NOT CONSTRUCTIVE"?'
- 64 upvotes for comment 'Amen, @kaustubh. It is a disease Stack Overflow has contracted, and it is running out of control. Sad, but I don't think it can be reversed at this point' (well i think it can)
- 1073 upvotes
- 160 upvotes for comment 'This is a really remarkable answer. +1 seems almost mean. Thank you'
4 more answers with >= 30 upvotes
On the other Hand, the admin who closed the question has Questions/Answers related to 1,057 tags, but:
- 0 Questions/Answers tagged 'Haskell'
- 7 Questions/Answers tagged 'functional programming' (2 accepted answers)
I think, this is quite a disbalance, if one guy without much experience in a subject can stop the subject, even if it interests a tousand guys (maybe more).
I suggest therefore to Auto-open a question if it has a very high amount of upvotes.
- Admins can say: "Ok, everybody upvote this and it will reopen."
- it gives users another reason to be proactive and upvote stuff they like.
- Admins may say: "I am not sure/I dont care, lets just close it for now, as everybody can upvote this anyway and it will reopen."
Maybe there are better solutions.
Whatever you think/decide, i think that this specific question deserves clearly to be reopened as the problem of using it in Practice is a concrete one. If you do not believe me, try to write an increment function in that language.