Linked Questions

103 votes
15 answers
10k views

How can I encourage Stack Overflow to rein in the 'subjective' vigilantes? [closed]

I'm on SO pretty much every day researching something to do with programming, and over the last month or two, I find I'm growing frustrated and a little disgusted at how many interesting questions ...
Spike0xff's user avatar
  • 1,642
0 votes
2 answers
441 views

closed as not constructive [duplicate]

I came across many of the highly rated questions are "closed as not constructive". For example Connection pooling options with JDBC: DBCP vs C3P0 . This question has 146 upvoted, 105 favourites; will ...
Kanagavelu Sugumar's user avatar
-9 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why are things closed as "not constructive?" [duplicate]

Often the discussions raised in "not constructive" questions are extremely valuable. Please don't be too heavy-handed with closing threads as not constructive. At the end of the day, it's good ...
user1354017's user avatar
-2 votes
0 answers
778 views

why are the best questions the ones which have been closed? [duplicate]

I frequently come across a really useful answer on StackOverflow which has been closed because it doesn't match the Q&A format. Examples include JPA Implementations - Which one is the best to ...
Matt Darwin's user avatar
4 votes
10 answers
1k views

A +30 question closed as not constructive although there is much agreement it should be kept open? [duplicate]

What core packages should a professional R developer have, and why? was closed and locked by a moderator with the remark "open a meta question on it and if we can reach agreement, it will be reopened" ...
Joris Meys's user avatar
  • 2,082
3 votes
5 answers
498 views

Is there a problem with Stack Overflow when extremely useful, massively upvoted/favorited questions get closed? [duplicate]

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 ...
jonderry's user avatar
  • 430
3 votes
2 answers
165 views

How do I demonstrate disagreement for user actions that I can't downvote on?

What's the preferred mechanism to demonstrate disagreement with user actions that aren't questions or answers on the main site? I often see newbie questions handled downright hostilely by (presumably)...
Jay Lemmon's user avatar
-9 votes
3 answers
252 views

Why are answered, favorited and upvoted questions like this one closed as off-topic? [duplicate]

I don't quite understand what was the point of closing https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7516987/computer-specs-for-r The question was able to get an answer with 4 up-votes! It was favorited and up-...
Tomas's user avatar
  • 8,807
5 votes
1 answer
177 views

Add explanatory link to "not constructive" to closed questions footer

Since we've changed the "subjective and argumentative" close reason to "not constructive", can we add the very useful link that is present in the close-vote dialog to the actual ...
Daniel DiPaolo's user avatar
-24 votes
1 answer
92 views

Please allow on-topic questions [duplicate]

Eliminate rules regarding question types. Asking for advice or opinion is sometimes the most valuable information one can receive - especially if a person is about to go down a long path that ...
user5070630's user avatar