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

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 ...
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12answers
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Please stop using SoftwareEngineering.SE as your toilet bowl [closed]

Stack Overflow users have been using the "off topic - belongs on SoftwareEngineering.SE" close reason as an alternative to all the other close reasons. It'd be helpful if people actually read the FAQ ...
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What should we do with old, very popular closed questions?

Motivated by the deletion of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/78756/what-do-you-use-to-keep-notes-as-a-developer-closed Email Validation - Regular Expression On one hand, I disagree with these ...
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5answers
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Please don't migrate low-quality questions to other sites

A question was migrated to ServerFault that made many of the more active members scratch their heads: https://serverfault.com/questions/246706/what-is-the-max-bandwith-of-lan-and-wan-network The ...
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4answers
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How can we remove the “Not a real question” close reason from SO? [duplicate]

Somebody has to stop this, now. I've been seeing questions getting closed for this nonsense reason. They aren't my questions but it bothers me a lot. I searched MSO on the matter. The explanation ...
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3answers
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Why are useful questions on StackOverflow being closed as non-constructive? [duplicate]

Useful threads are being closed as "not constructive:" This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this ...
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2answers
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How do we address the anti-user culture in MSO? [closed]

I think most MSO members are here because they care about SO. They want to improve the site, they want to help users, they want to improve questions and answers, they want to follow community opinion ...
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2answers
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Was a good question closed by blind obedience to the rules?

Someone asked this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5556112/best-practices-to-set-up-the-most-kung-fu-build-deploy-environment-in-java The question was clear. There were several answers,...
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0answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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Where, if anywhere on Stack Exchange, should I ask software engineering questions that are subjective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to ask “subjective and argumentative” questions on programming? For example, questions of the following type: "What are your favorite bash command line ...