The question Cross platform JS/PHP editor software with FTP support and code hinting has been closed twice, reopened, and is well into process toward being closed again.
Looking around the site, I see there other very similar questions where the only difference is the language they are targeting. If thats the case, is this question overfly broad because one of the criteria happens to be a popular feature? Seems like a silly line to draw IMO.
It would seem to me that there is a demand for it to be open (since it keeps getting reopened nearly as soon as it gets closed). If the questions is indeed too broad, perhaps there is not a clear understanding among the community about what makes a question overly broad.
This community is still very young, and we need to have clear, consistent critera about what makes a question good or bad. I also think we need to take the "baggage" from our experience in the network so far and leave it at the door. This community is going to be vastly different than most other sites on this network and we need to keep that in mind as we move forward.