Every once in a while a couple of our more popular questions pop up in a review queue because someone has added a new answer. Should the original question be asked today, it would be quickly closed as too broad or opinion based (ie really subjective questions, or lists). There are also cases where the information contained might have become severely dated, and updating/improving answers seems like a lost cause - a blank slate would be faster.
I'm wondering if we should close or lock certain questions so they don't continue to attract answers or be taken as examples for current questions. Some are Community Wiki, and I'm sure many if not all of them hold value in their content, but it seems to me they've sufficiently developed and don't fit current question asking guidelines enough to warrant some kind of closure but preservation (which of course is what locking is for).
- What Makes a Map Beautiful?
- What Makes a Map be classed as Badly Designed?
- What books, journals, and electronic resources are most valuable for expanding knowledge of GIS?
- Choosing Mobile GIS applications for Android Tablets?
- How much math does a GIS Analyst need to know?
- Explaining what GIS is to 11 year old kid?
I thought this had been asked before, but I couldn't find it in searching. I mostly focused on questions, so it might have been in an answer somewhere or comments.