I just scored 4 close votes on my question regarding the reason behind using the "snarf" word instead of "copy" in Plan 9 applications (link).
I thought that questions about history (there are 234 questions tagged with history at the moment) and Plan 9 (see Did we ever come to a consensus regarding Plan 9 questions?) are both welcomed.
I do not understand the reason of the close votes I receive, especially that I receive no feedback.
Have you got any idea why people vote to close this question?
My question is very specific and is definitely not opinion based. The reason why snarf is used instead of copy is a fact and I believe there might be a reason for that. There are some well-received questions which ask about similar things:
- What is the significance of "tab" e.g. in "crontab" or "initab"?
- What does the "f" in fdisk stand for?
- What does dd stand for?
Maybe the my question is simply obvious to other community members (due to the fact that I am not a native English speaker). Nevertheless, this should not be the reason to put questions on hold as it is discussed in Rejecting obvious questions?.
Update: The question was reopen
Thank you for voting to reopen my question. Nevertheless, I'd like to know what cause putting it on hold in the first place.