We get several questions a day from people trying to run Apache on Windows platforms. Excluding WAMP questions (which are already off-topic), should we allow questions about running Apache on Windows?
Apache is clearly designed to run on *nix operating systems. While it's possible to run it on Windows, every bone in my body says that it's a really bad idea to do so due to reliability issues, performance issues, and supportability issues. If people want to use Apache, great. Do it on Linux or BSD. If they are stuck using Windows, then bite the bullet and use IIS.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Should these questions be closed due to them not demonstrating "reasonable business information technology management practices"?
OK, thanks everyone for your input. We'll leave 'em open (as long as they're not close-worthy for some other reason).