In this particular question a high reputation user has edited the post to prevent close votes. The particular quote:
To the close voters The question below does not ask for window positioning in general, but for only one specific situation. Answers that fit the linked dupe might (and are) overkill in this situation. Furthermore, possible answers here do not necessarily fit the linked dupe. The below posted one does not for one thing, hence no exact dupe.
I'm interested in these specific questions:
- Does the fact that duplicate is a general solution allow keeping the question open ? It is my understanding that we have canonical posts specifically for that reason - general answers, covering broad range of cases. Especially in the case of that particular post, I believe the specificity is unecessary - OP is using standard Ubuntu with Unity, hence no need to have custom solution, and solutions on duplicate target are sufficiently clear to allow a user achieve desired result. The fact that it is a
nautiluswindow also doesn't matter - X11 windows are treated equally.
- The edit claims "Answers that fit the linked dupe might (and are) overkill". Is it a reasonable to have question open when answers on duplicate are "overkill". The claim that solutions on suggested duplicate are overkill seems to be overplayed, since an answer using same approach as on duplicate has been posted as well. From the standpoint of "teach man how to fish" saying, it would be better (in my opinion) to provide general solutions
- Concerning this part: "Furthermore, possible answers here do not necessarily fit the linked dupe." Does the fact that solutions posted on new answer not fit for suggested duplicate matter ? Does the fact that a solution made specific warrant keeping question from being closed using a general approach ?
Please note: What I am looking for is general answer. I am not necessarily concerned with the specific case of that post, although it can be used as example.