This question of mine was closed and deleted (I didn't know it was deleted until someone pointed it out to me, since I can't view deleted questions)


Whereas this similar question has 16 upvotes

Is this the Chofetz Chaim?

I think the RAMBAN is at least as much of a ganze macher as the Chofetz Chaim

So why was my question not acceptable whereas that one was?

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    @barlop Upvotes are irrelevant. Here are some upvoted closed questions judaism.stackexchange.com/… 'Why wasn't it closed because it is similar' is on the other hand a good question.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jul 26, 2015 at 23:46
  • @barlop In short, because the standards for "good questions" used to be natural; now they are draconian.
    – SAH
    Aug 10, 2015 at 11:08

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It was closed because questions about Jewish people, which questions don't relate to Judaism per se, are off-topic. That's irrespective of what other questions may (perhaps inappropriately) remain open or have upvotes. And it was deleted automatically by a Stack Exchange script that deletes closed questions that aren't upvoted, and not by a human.

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