There is a comment on this question suggesting that the question should be closed. I was very surprised by the reason given:

I'm fairly certain that since this does not involve any sample of code, but a situation in which you are discussing a job about situations wherein you code, that this is indeed off-topic. I agree that the workplace board is a better place to get an answer to a question like this.

Please answer with your opinions on this so we can see a clear community consensus on whether source code is required to make a question on topic.


As per the site scope, Open Source is not just code, and people shouldn't have to simply "show" the code to make sure that their question won't be criticized as off-topic. This is similar to what happened when discussing the sites reference policy. Not only that, but the reason demonstrate a lack of understanding for what Open Source is. It doesn't just apply to software, but to everything.

Including source code doesn't mean anything for these questions, we're a site about the organization and development of open projects.

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