What's the real problem with this question?
I saw a list question.
And I think a list question is not a quality question.
What can happen here if this question will keep open?
If a low quality question stays open, it degrades the quality of our site.
- With real I mean real.
- I'm not talking what some SO users understand about what is "too broad". Discuss here without prejudice.
- Can we see questions by its own value without blinded pull rules?
This is not constructive. You have nothing to gain from this sort of sentences.
Mesmo que um idiota (eu) estrague uma pergunta, é só uma e "no grande plano das coisas" é irrelevante... como um voto-negativo errado. Não faz diferença. A comunidade tem mais peso do que um idiota só.
And to explain how I saw what happened:
I agree with the answer from @GraceNote. (And it's much better explained than I could.)
To it, I add:
I read the question as asking for 1. the definition and meaning of the word, and 2. its translations.
I think a list-question is not a good type of question.
So I voted to close. Others also voted to close. Then some admin looked into it, and the question was not closed. The end?
About the improving instead of closing, this is what I would propose.
But this removes the half about the translations, and that changes what I understood to be the original intent, so I would not do it.
What is the meaning of "saudade"?
It is often claimed that saudade cannot be translated into other languages. Is that so?
If there are particularly direct or close translations, what are they?
Explanations of the etymology and history of use of saudade and its proposed translations are welcome.