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May we please have the SO “Easter Egg” question back? [duplicate]

According to this answer in the recently-necromanced "Jon Skeet Facts" thread: Jon Skeet once fixed a production problem in his pajamas. That page links to a citation - what used to be a picture ...
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Is closing high-value posts harmful? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do with old, very popular closed questions? I refer to moderators closing posts based on a strict interpretation of policy, regardless of their value to the ...
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Do not delete good duplicates!

This question (currently deleted (visible only to 10kers)) is a great example of a duplicate question that should not be deleted. [Note: this question was later merged into this one, which resulted in ...
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Question deletions are getting out of hand

Update: Delete votes are now limited, see Should delete votes be limited like close votes?. Should this question have been deleted? Why do people think functional programming will catch on? (now ...
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010 [closed]

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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Do not lock old questions

So I was doing a bit of cleanup on Stack Overflow. Going through the polls tag and voting to delete the worst offenders, the ones that asked for “one item per answer”, and got it, and ended up with a ...
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People abusing deleting questions?

I was looking at the deleted questions list today and came across about 20 questions all deleted by John Saunders, Gulzar and Mehrdad. Why === instead of == in PHP comparison? [closed] is just one ...
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5answers
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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 ...
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Add the alternative of “delisting” questions; deletion is usually harmful overkill

There has been a lot of debate about deleted posts over the years. The classic example is the old discussion about handling old popular posts, upon which consensus has never been reached and the ...
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Should popular questions be so easy to delete?

I was just looking through the recently deleted questions page, and I came across Music to listen to while coding. Now, I don't think it was such a good question in the first place. Be that as it may, ...
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6answers
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Would you delete these questions? Isn’t closing enough?

This question is mainly motivated by the following case, which I have just noticed on Stack Overflow: Learning Python in one weekend (Snapshot) Learning JavaScript in one weekend The Python ...
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Why is this question locked?

What is your “best friend” as a programmer? I don't understand why this question was locked, or what that means. Is it going to be deleted? I liked it! Why didn't Bill the Lizard leave a comment?
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Lower the rep requirement for viewing popular deleted questions?

Many old, popular questions have been deleted. The debate about whether they should have been deleted has taken place; the fun side lost. I understand the reasoning is that these questions set a bad ...
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How to create a list of answers?

I tried with https://stackoverflow.com/q/8161486, but it was suppressed. Other Stack Exchange sites allow such things, even when considerably less "on topic". Eg, List of Interesting Math Videos/ ...
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Could certain tags on Stack Overflow be locked?

Note on Revisions: This appears to be a bit more widespread than I thought. I had originally asked about the code-golf. Then added the code-review. Then I saw tex... Discussion Question: Is it ...

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