I know it's been marked as a duplicate (although it's not exactly the same as "We're no strangers to code golf"), but what warrants 13 downvotes on the question? There have been worse questions asked on this site with far less.

The question in question can be found here.

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    \$\begingroup\$ My fabulous question has been deleted! \$\endgroup\$
    – Cilan
    Sep 29, 2014 at 20:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ For some context can you give an example an open question you would deem worse? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 29, 2014 at 22:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Questions like this, which aren't even code golf. I know the question was bad, but it's the most downvotes I have ever seen and was wondering if there was something I was missing. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 30, 2014 at 7:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @TheWobbuffet That's probably to stop you from losing anymore rep. \$\endgroup\$
    – Beta Decay
    Sep 30, 2014 at 16:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BetaDecay Then that's good, and I don't have to make a digitally modified recording of the song now! \$\endgroup\$
    – Cilan
    Sep 30, 2014 at 21:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TheWobbuffet You waere actually going to do that?! \$\endgroup\$
    – Beta Decay
    Oct 1, 2014 at 5:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BetaDecay Yes, why? :P I mean, it's a real song I made up that my friends and I sing frequently \$\endgroup\$
    – Cilan
    Oct 1, 2014 at 21:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TheWobbuffet Were/Are you meaning to release it? Or was it just for the purposes of this challenge? \$\endgroup\$
    – Beta Decay
    Oct 2, 2014 at 5:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BetaDecay It was just something to put on the challenge to add non-boringness \$\endgroup\$
    – Cilan
    Oct 2, 2014 at 21:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ "Page not found". \$\endgroup\$
    – bye
    Oct 21, 2014 at 12:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Poldie The question has since been deleted. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 21, 2014 at 16:58

2 Answers 2


Because it's boooorring, that's why.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. I'll keep in mind not to post boooorring challenges. \$\endgroup\$
    – Cilan
    Sep 29, 2014 at 20:58

The question has no interesting twists or requirements. All it is is a variant of Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall which has been golfed to death.

If the numbers were in some kind of special pattern or something it might have gained upvotes but as it stands, it's an age-old programming puzzle requiring only a for loop.

Basically, the challenge is too easy and has been done many times before.


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