I think we need to do something about Vow of Poverty, overpowered or underpowered. Is it an essentially acceptable question? Yes. Has it attracted some good answers? Absolutely. The problem is that every Tom, Dick, & Fistbeard Beardfist that wanders past feels the need to chip in with their two cents.
Despite being protected it continues to accumulate answers. Excluding system-recommendation questions, very very few questions on this site merit 10 answers, and this one definitely doesn't. One of the old close reasons was something along the lines of "likely to generate excessive discussion"; this question isn't just likely to generate discussion, it has demonstratively done so.
As I see it, we have 3 options:
- Leave the question open. I'm sure you can all guess how I feel about this one. As I said, though, it is technically a legitimate question.
- Close the question. The disadvantage of this approach is that even if that's the consensus here, people who aren't aware of whatever gets decided here in meta may notice that it's a legitimate question and re-open it, which brings us right back to where we started.
- One of our moderators could lock the question. The problem with this approach (unless I'm misinformed, which is certainly possible), is that the question & its answers can no longer receive votes once the question is locked. As I said, the question is (on technical merits) a valid and even good question. Several of the answers are also quite good.
How do people feel about this? I'm sick of seeing that question at the top of the active list every month or two.