Can someone explain to me why my question was closed: Troubleshooting Magento with PHP 7

The linked answer doesn't help anyone resolve the issue I outlined and the selected "answer" isn't even for the right version of Magento.

People aren't reading, they are just clicking to close votes. If I look at the history of the people who voted to close (I wont link accounts) but the action is always Close, Close, Close.

I voted to re-open but quite frankly I am getting fed up.

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    It's reopened now.
    – Marius Mod
    Jun 29, 2016 at 12:46
  • You are #1 @Marius - thanks!
    – SR_Magento
    Jun 29, 2016 at 16:40

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We're very sorry that this keeps happening. We're working hard to combat this problem on Magento.SE.

The question (which was linked as a duplicate) was removed from the comment history. This is the question which was incorrectly marked as a duplicate:

Is Magento ready for PHP 7?

This question is problematic and has been the focus of a number of Magento / PHP7 false duplicates. The close votes tend to pile on, especially quickly when it comes to "duplicate" questions - and so we're actively monitoring for this.

We're watching Meta closely - and Marius caught this very quickly:

From Marius in his reopen:

This is not a duplicate - people can't read! Please remove this flag as it will actually be incorrectly closed. Others have had this issue and it has nothing to do with the link provided.

A way forward

Just so you know this is a problem I've taken upon myself to drive the community and moderator team to resolving. I have opened many meta threads to address just this issue. Here is a blog by Fabian recapping our MageStackDay panel:


And here's the panel discussion when I expanded on my thoughts that as a community we need to do better on Magento.SE:


  • I very much appreciate the thorough answer and that there is a plan to monitor this type of situation. This community is growing and with it comes issues and I'm happy that you and the moderation team have a handle / pulse on it.
    – SR_Magento
    Jun 29, 2016 at 16:43
  • I just had a look at those links, I have to say you guys are awesome, I had absolutely no idea of how much time you guys have been putting in; please accept my apologies for the tone of my comments, I have a new appreciation for what you guys have done / are doing for this community.
    – SR_Magento
    Jun 29, 2016 at 16:56
  • Not a problem. You are one of the helpful people here - please don't get discouraged. Feel free to reach out to me directly when you feel that things are frustrating.
    – philwinkle
    Jun 29, 2016 at 17:02
  • Again much appreciated :)
    – SR_Magento
    Jun 29, 2016 at 17:13

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