I asked, despite my best judgement, a poorly received question that got intensely downvoted and closed as too broad by five people, two of which are high-profile users.
I thought "name this mechanic/design"-style questions were on-topic because of terminology and a couple of questions that did just that. Also, FAQ/Tour saying that questions about "Game mechanics and terminology" are on-topic.
However, if you read the comments to my question, you'll see seasoned answerers despise these questions and think they are off-topic.
Therefore, I suggest we should modify FAQ/Tour to:
- list questions about explaining a named mechanic and/or design as on-topic,
- list questions about identifying an unnamed mechanic and/or design as off-topic.