My question I asked two years ago has just been closed: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13751971/which-wysiwyg-javascript-html-text-editor-should-i-use-with-angularjs

2 years after it was asked, over 10k views and quite a few upvotes for answers and question.

Seriously... I think anything that has not been moderated/deleted for longer than half a year deserves a right to stay. Obviously people were interested in that kind of question and a lot of people approved the given answers.

I understand that it is an opinion based question, but it feels really awkward having it closed such a long time later! Did you just stumble over it or is it part of a "I'm so bored on my sunday campaign"? How comes it was fine for 2 years and now it's suddenly bad?

  • Complaints deserve punishment...? – Preexo Mar 2 '15 at 8:38
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    Don't take downvotes personally or as "punishment". I'd say it is a perceived lack of research; the Stack Exchange moderation policies have been extensively discussed here. Your question is also kind-off off-topic here as there is a Stack Overflow specific Meta site for questions concerning posts on SO and their OT policies (which differ from site to site). – Martijn Pieters Mar 2 '15 at 8:48
  • I actually thought I was posting in that specific meta SO space. My bad, these all look the same... Please excuse me, I got some policies to read and catch up now... – Preexo Mar 2 '15 at 9:25
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    Please, take my downvote as punishment. – user1228 Mar 2 '15 at 16:06
  • @Won't don't joke about it, "50 shades of SO" is already in production and you just earned the lead role – Preexo Mar 3 '15 at 9:00
  • I shall take that as my punishment :( – user1228 Mar 3 '15 at 14:02

Don't confuse popularity with being on-topic. What is on-topic does change over time, and what we don't want is for people to then come and say that their new post has a right to stay around because see, that post is also still open!

In other words, we don't want to have broken windows around for others to use as an excuse to throw some more stones.

Your question was a request for an external resource, something that is explicitly off-topic on Stack Overflow, as such posts attract bike-shedding opinions and spam. Specifically, your post was brought to the attention of the moderator that closed it because a spammy answer was added to it.

Questions about external resources are off-topic on just about any Stack Exchange site, for these same reasons, with the exception of Software Recommendations, see Where can I ask a question about finding general software that meets certain requirements?

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  • Sounds like it actually took 2 years until a moderator accidentally found that "broken window"... In that case... Sorry, now it makes sense! – Preexo Mar 2 '15 at 8:35
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    Yes, sometimes it can take a while; there are thousands of new questions every day posted to SO so visibility for an individual post can be limited. – Martijn Pieters Mar 2 '15 at 8:43

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