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Why was this question closed and upvoted?

This question was closed for being off-topic. It also has 7 upvotes. How does it have that many upvotes if it's not on topic and was closed?
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Why was my question downvoted and closed as opinion-based?

I have a question about my question: Alternative names for a value that can either be true or false? It got -4 and close as opinion-based. But I thought that you could ask list-style questions ...
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Those "+" and "C" questions, and this site's scope

Two questions were recently asked: How to implement + in a language where functions accept only one argument? Why does Rust depend on C? Both were closed and the latter was reopened, all three ...
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Flagged as "Rude" by bot?

This answer seems to have been flagged as rude by a bot but there is nothing obviously wrong with it checking the history. No human moderation seems to have been involved. What's going on here? This ...
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I have an old question I'd like to move to PLDI

Several years ago, I asked the following question on SE: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/376865/what-do-oop-languages-gain-from-having-constructors-that-always-return-an-object ...
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Is or is not “Why target an existing VM?” too broad?

There has been some significant disagreement over whether or not Why target an existing VM? ought to be closed. Here is the timeline as I understand it: The day the question was posted, I believed it ...
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Should frivolous questions about esolangs be on topic?

Looking at Could a programming language work where variables are only differentiated by fonts? It seems somewhat frivolous and likely to invites a family of similarly frivolous questions like "...
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Would this question about copying structs in Swift be on topic here?

Edit: the original question was answered on StackOverflow, so I won't be deleting it or reposting it here. A month ago, before this site existed, I had asked a question on StackOverflow which was ...
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Why did my question get downvoted?

I spent time writing my question, and it's about language design, who downvoted it and why? Why does C have missing library functions?
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What I need to do to reopen my question?

I had a question: What are the pros and cons of three ways to implement programming language? It is closed with "This question needs to be more focused." reason. But what I need to do, to ...
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What's gone wrong with my question?

I recently asked a question about the pros and cons of Python-style printing as opposed to C++-style printing. It seems to be attracting downvotes (not a good thing) and I'm not sure why. I believe ...
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Any advice on how to fix my yo-yo question?

I have asked a bad question here Why are type theorhetic data structures rarer (than sets) if they are fundamental? It got closed for being bad but miraculously got re-opened, perhaps because I made ...
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Can I ask this question?

I want to ask a question about the pros and cons of allowing users to define functions with the same name as built-in functions. For example, defining: ...
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Is "Why Python's designer got rid of curly braces and Julia's designers brought them back? Could Julia work just as well without them?" too beginner?

During the process of joining the site I saw: New site doesn’t necessarily mean “beginner” questions So I'd like to vet my question here first - is this too much of a beginner question? One of the ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I asked a question recently: How does the design of a programming language relate to its name? It now has a score of -2. It was closed because I asked two seperate questions, which have since been ...
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Can I re-ask this question about compilers vs. interpreters?

Currently, the question What are the advantages of compiling/interpreting a programming language? is closed, with a score of -7. This seems, for the most part, to be partially due to its short and ...
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How can the question about "design strategies for new languages seeking long-term, widespread adoption in..." be improved?

I wrote What design strategies matter for new languages seeking long-term, widespread adoption when approaching a problem-domain with existing languages? and just noticed that it's gotten two "...
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Should this question about enums be closed?

I am asking about this question: Why do most languages prefer complex enum instead of simple enum? Currently, two people have voted to close it, for unknown reasons. However, I do not see why it ...
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