In GitHub, it is possible to ask a question as an issue. There is even a default label named as "question" for issues like this.

Supposing this question as an issue is answered with a text comment inside the issue's comment section, should the issue be closed?

In theory, I would say "yes", since the "problem" is done.

In practice, my experience is that if the issue is still open I believe it is easier for people to see it before asking the same thing again and again.

Your thoughts on it?

  • Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer.
    – Community Bot
    Commented Mar 2, 2023 at 9:09

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This highly depends on your organization's workflow, and integration with other tools, but generally: yes, it should be closed, and if the issue is a common question, it should be pinned for visibility. If it's something that leads to a longer discussion but can't be 100% resolved either through an answer or a code change, it could instead be moved to a discussion.

  • Thanks. Not sure how a post can get 3 downvotes but the answer gets 3 upvotes. Do you why I am getting so many downvotes @ZacAnger? Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 20:37
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    Your question got downvotes because technically it's off-topic for this site, but I thought that regardless it's a good question that could come up in a search later, so deserved an answer. Sometimes it's hard to balance out the urge to enforce the rules with the urge to answer an interesting question :)
    – Zac Anger
    Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 21:11
  • Would recommend a different website in the Stack Exchange Network? Commented Mar 6, 2023 at 14:52

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