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Is there a problem with Stack Overflow when extremely useful, massively upvoted/favorited questions get closed?
I'm specifically thinking about What is your single most favorite command-line trick using Bash?
That question currently has 155 upvotes and is on 250 favorites lists. I found it tremendously useful in getting up to speed on the bash tricks that everyone should know, and now the question has been closed because it's "subjective."
I know Stack Overflow only wants to provide answers to questions that have a clear best answer, but if people find this way of using the site to be very useful, why not modify the rules of SO?
As an aside, where is one supposed to go to get answers to questions that can present novices with a list of the most important things to know about a new tool/technology, to get a solid foundation of the most important tricks of the trade?
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