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There is currently a vote to delete this very old thread. I am writing to register my strong protest against this and bring it to the attention of other users here on meta.

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    $\begingroup$ There are currently 4 votes to reopen, one more is needed. $\endgroup$ – Dmitri Pavlov Jul 20 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ Voted to reopen. It is true that it is a list question, but I find it quite interesting. $\endgroup$ – Francesco Polizzi Jul 20 at 22:00
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If there's one vote to delete, you shouldn't worry about it too much; it takes 10 votes to delete a question which such a high score. Delete votes never expire, but the chances that it will accumulate so many votes are low.

I'd say that the question is rightfully closed (it's a textbook list question); similar old questions around the network have got a historical lock, though that would prevent voting and editing.

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    $\begingroup$ I agree with the question remaining closed, but (even aside from my highly-upvoted answer) I think it should not be deleted. $\endgroup$ – David Roberts Jul 21 at 1:45
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    $\begingroup$ The question has been reopened. Doesn’t this clear extant delete votes? $\endgroup$ – Emil Jeřábek Jul 21 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilJeřábek no, but nobody (aside from moderators) can cast delete votes now. $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Jul 21 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ I see. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – Emil Jeřábek Jul 21 at 6:53

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