I think the title sums it up quite nicely:
Should Very Old Questions Remain Open on DBA.SE Even Though They Don't Have Answers?
A recent VtC on the following question raised some concern that the votes were not correctly cast and would hinder people answering the question:
put on hold as off-topic by Max Vernon, RDFozz, LowlyDBA, hot2use, Marco 37 mins ago
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "Tip of the iceberg - the question or comments reveal an underlying issue that would need extensive investigation by a consultant or database vendor support team: issues like this do not fit the SE Q&A model well. For more information see this meta post." – Max Vernon, RDFozz, LowlyDBA, hot2use, Marco
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
This question was initially migrated from stackoverflow.com and sent to our site for further scrutiny. It did not attract any attention (5 year, 2 months ago) and was closed for the above reason.
The original author did not register on DBA.SE and the question looked pretty much abandoned.
There was some discussion in chat about the question and the reason for the VtC and how the question could now no longer be answered because of the [on hold] status.
Question: Should such question be left open?