I've been a member here on SO for a long time now, and in that time I've seen many things I disagree with by some of the Admins, for the most part I've voiced my opinion then let it lie.
In some cases I've disagreed, but then thought, well yes I can see why they thought what they did, and left it at that.
That was until PolyGeo decided after 5 years that a question I asked, suddenly needed to be closed because it was too broad, and when I nicely attempted to contact him and ask why, I was ignored.
So I voiced my opinion in the comments on my question, and guess what, I was ignored not only by him, but none of the other admins in Gis either.
So I voted to re-open, as did my colleague and a few others, we got 6 votes, but guess what, not re-opened, votes where ignored, question was closed.
There is no way on this earth that my question was too broad, as it is (or at least was) a very specific problem.
Admittedly, I've not seen it re-occur in more modern versions of the QGis software, but as far as the question goes with versions in the 2.x.x range the problem is still apparent, and I've never been able to find an explanation for it.
So the question sat there for a number of years, in case anyone did manage to find an answer, with nothing more than a few pointers on it as to what the causes may have been.
This is not asking for a book review, it's not asking for software recommendations, it's asking if anyone has any ideas on a very specific problem in a very specific scenario on a very specific piece of software, and I do not believe that it should have been close with the reason given.
I'm holding my tongue here and not saying what I really think (Very unusual for me) but this is NOT the first time I've seen this in the stack overflow GIS section.
Once over Stack GIS was a very vibrant place, the Admins and Mods where always around and there was always quality answers on the questions, we all helped each other, users, admins, mods alike.
In the past couple of years however, the admins in GIS are often no where to be seen. All they seem to spend their time doing is editing posts (Presumably to collect points) and closing questions for no apparent reason.
I'm not the only one who's voiced my opinion on this either, I know quite a few other users who have similar concerns.
This Question however is not about my concerns on Stack GIS in general, it's about a question that should never have been closed, and if the Admins wanted an answer of some kind to give it closure, all they had to do was reach out and ask me, I would have been more than happy to update it in any way requested.
The original Question is at : Getting bands on Height/DEM/Raster?