There's a theory in the real world about neighborhoods, that the first signs of vandalism not being cleaned up by the community lead to more and more problems in time. This is covered in Broken Window Theory on Wikipedia.
However true or disputed that theory is, it plays out time and time again on Stack Exchange. Glance at the MSO broken-window tag for some examples of this.
There are more than enough comments in meta on multiple sites (as a denizen of Programmers.SE, we may have a disproportionate number of these).
It basically goes "Well, why was my question on 'How are you doing Android development?' closed? There's one out there just like it for iPhone and it has 9000 views and +60 score - certainly its a good question!" And now we've got another new user who missed the point of Stack Exchange and a poor experience.
(Aside: It is important to realize that sometimes votes show popularity of a question, not the quality of the question or how well it fits into the Q&A format. There are lots of questions that are popular and aren't that good. Check out https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/73455/popular-deleted-so-su-programmers-questions-list for some examples)
The thing is that Stack Exchange is designed as a Question and Answer site. It strives to maintain the highest quality of questions so that people come here to look for those answers rather than digging through the forums. To keep that happening, it is necessary to make sure that the noise is filtered out to the best of our ability.
That filtering takes several ways, down voting questions and answers, flagging non-constructive comments (comments aren't where you have jokes and long running discussions). Closing questions is another important tool.
Your question was closed. It's a poll. Polls don't have single answers, but rather things that everyone has their own $0.02 to add and there is no right answer. That's the antithesis of how Stack Exchange is designed to work. And so your question was closed as not constructive.
As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.
Closing the question helps serve as a warning to other people asking the same question that, no, it might have been OK in the elder days of SO, but it isn't acceptable now. And to the best of our ability, we strive not to have double standards. What isn't acceptable now and was posted 4 years ago should still get closed.
Specifically, from help/dont-ask:
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ______ for ______, what do you use?”
The second one is a near perfect match for:
I am looking for more iPhone developers who are actively posting to their blog and/or Twitter. I have been learning a lot from books but the online resources beyond Apple's developer site have been hard to find.
Please let me know if you are doing iPhone development.