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I'm rather amused by the timeline of this question - /posts/477/timeline. I don't think the system would flag this post 15 times, so I guess it has been sent manually to the Close Queue $≥14$ times. Yet all $15$ times thus far it has survived; what are some strong reasons to close this post/leave it open?

I recently voted to leave it open; my main thought was that it and its answers have a large number of positive votes, indicating that its something that people think is appropriate for the site.

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    $\begingroup$ The question, by today's standards, is quite lacking of context and effort. Of course, the question was asked on the very first day of this website's existence, and a long time before the deluge of questions brought up the need for better context. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 17 at 11:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf Is it possible to lock the question for historical significance? It is currently closed. This would preserve the content, whilst suggesting that the question doesn't abide by current standards. $\endgroup$ – user1729 Jun 17 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, I've edited the question to improve it, based on one of the questions which was merged with it. Also, the comments below the question make slightly more sense now. (I would be grateful if someone could double-check my edits though :-) ) $\endgroup$ – user1729 Jun 17 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ Here is a SEDE query to find posts with many close votes reviews. (And by changing the type parameter, you can find posts which had many review of other types.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 17 at 18:12
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    $\begingroup$ Not this question, but some others like this one have been used as review audit multiple times. $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Jun 17 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ +1 and nice to know the birthday of Math.SE $\endgroup$ – Paramanand Singh Jun 18 at 4:38
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    $\begingroup$ Asked on $22^{nd}$ July, that's an alternate version of $\pi$ day :) $\endgroup$ – Rajdeep Sindhu Jun 19 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ People is voting to close a 10 year old question? Damn, someone needs to find a hobby of something. $\endgroup$ – Billy Rubina Jun 20 at 2:14
  • $\begingroup$ @RajdeepSindhu That's Tau day! $\endgroup$ – Sujal Motagi Jun 20 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ @SujalMotagi Didn't know it existed, but Googled it to find out that it's celebrated on $28^{th}$ June, rather than $22^{nd}$ July. By the way, are you referring $\tau = 2\pi$ in this context? $\endgroup$ – Rajdeep Sindhu Jun 20 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ @SujalMotagi : $\pi\approx22/7$. $\endgroup$ – John Bentin Jun 21 at 8:53
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    $\begingroup$ @SujalMotagi The actual $\pi$ day is celebrated on $14^{th}$ March, at $1:59:26$, as they are the first few digits of $\pi$ : $3.1415926...$ $\endgroup$ – Rajdeep Sindhu Jun 21 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ The post gets into the close vote queue roughly every months, looks someone bookmarked the question and vote to close whenever the option is available. $\endgroup$ – Arctic Char Jun 23 at 3:21
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    $\begingroup$ If someone is indeed voting to close repeatedly as @ArcticChar suggests, I think some moderator action would be worthwhile here. That is just creating annoyance for a lot of people just because someone is angry about some perceived slight of this post's existence. $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Jun 25 at 15:07
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    $\begingroup$ @cameron but it seems that it is not against the rules to vote to close the same post multiple times, so i think the mods would not take any action. Also, one consequence of this action is that others user' time are wasted in reviewing. But besides that i dont see any big problem. Their close votes would be effective only once anyway. $\endgroup$ – Arctic Char Jun 26 at 1:00

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