The GitHub closed issue rebound effect

Close an issue on GitHub asking him or her to take the question to Stackoverflow, then wait for the inevitable.

In 9 out of 10 cases, you will get a new notification on the now red and closed issue. And if you are a maintainer hooked on sadomasochism, you will open it and read some angry remarks saying “This looks like a big and fat bug to me!! You should reopen and fix this, asap! Hello!!?”

A question is almost always a bug in the eye of the issue reporter.

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