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Why was my question closed after being forced into Community Wiki mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Why is the stack overflow community so aggressive about question criteria? I posted a question that was rather subjective I ...
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49answers
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Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are ...
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What's with all the rude comments recently?

Maybe I've led a sheltered life until recently, but it really seems that comments are getting ruder and ruder. I've seen on questions by new users (rep of 1), particularly those for whom English is a ...
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How many questions on meta have asked, “Why can't I ask this question when that question is open”?

One of the main arguments against keeping old, fun posts in a locked state is that they create broken windows, which serve as an advertisement for the types of questions which are acceptable—...
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Why were some historical non-constructive questions undeleted?

I notice that What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? and Strangest language feature have been undeleted by a Stack Exchange developer. After long months of framing ...
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8answers
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Why is my question “not real”

I don't really understand why my question, What is the difference between an array and a list?, was closed. It's clear that there are a lot of different answers and the people aren't really sure ...
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“Not a real question.” (Change to “Not a valid question.”) [closed]

Takeaway: If you can't change the way people are applying this, can we change the semantics? Possibly reword to "Not a valid question." You add a single char, but eliminate all confusion. The vast ...
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5answers
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What to do with “But all the other kids are doing it!” type of replies when a subjective/fun question is closed?

I've been involved with closing a few subjective questions, and more often than not the owner replies with links to other similar questions that have stayed open for some reason or other. In a few ...
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My question on Stack Overflow was closed even though it is OK per FAQ

As a programmer I am looking for input from other programmers. The question meets every requirement in the Stack Overflow FAQ and yet it was immediately closed anyway. I would like someone to please ...
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Fixing the Culture of Downvoting on Meta

I should preface this post with the fact that from my recent experience here I feel a little burned by meta and I have to imagine that other meta newbies have had equally bad experiences. I am a SO ...
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Why was this question marked as duplicate?

I posted this question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/92786/questions-about-bounties It was hastily "closed as exact duplicate". However, when I looked at the article that it references, ...