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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one ...
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Exceptional cases for list questions [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I am starting this question because one of my questions was closed under this reasoning. However, I will attempt to remain objective. The question that sparks this one is here: https://...
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Concerted Efforts to Close “Hidden Features of X Language” Type of Question

There seems to be a concerted effort to close "Hidden Features of X Language" type of questions for the past few days. From what I can see, such questions are dangerously near to being really closed ...
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“What you wish you'd known about before you started learning <language>” questions [closed]

I recently asked this question and promptly received down-votes and close-votes. I feel that my intentions behind that question were made clear in the question and I even cited a similar question ...
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Are there “good” list questions as opposed to “bad” list questions? [duplicate]

"List" questions can be bad if they generate an endless list of answers, with no answer better than another. Such a question might be, "Who is the best general of all time?" But could a "list" ...
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Should I ask a question on StackExchange sites if and only if I can expect someone to know the complete answer?

This thing have been bugging me for months... I agree that most listing questions are subjective. Asking for the best, feature comparison or recommendations cannot be objective because they depend ...
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What does it mean for a question to be “answerable?”

The "don't ask" page of the Help Center contains one sentence that I've always felt captures the essential ingredients for a truly great question on the network: You should only ask practical, ...
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FAQ Disclaimer?

I don't know how common this sort of thing is, but in the comment discussion on this question, the OP (who's actually been a member for over three years!) defends his position that the question is on-...
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Why was a question about suggesting syntax highlighting service/library deleted? [closed]

My question was the https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4112314/which-syntax-highlighter-with-export-to-html-for-blog-to-choose. I have not much time for SO last year or two, so I just spotted that ...
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Deleting suggestions posted as answers when they are implemented: Is this problematic?

On Meta Stack Overflow en Español we have some practices that I would like to know if there other child Metas that use them, but particularly if those practices could eventually become problematic. ...
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Please make [polling] a synonymous of [list-questions]?

This question use both tags What close reason for polling questions? list-questions (34 questions) has tag excerpt and wiki, polling (36 questions) doesn't. I think that list-questions should be the ...