Tag wiki policy information must be based on community consensus (in a meta post).
Should a question be closed because it does not align with a tag’s wiki?
Yes. But only if: the policy stated in the tag wiki reflects community consensus. In this case, it didn't, so it should not have been closed.
Reviewing the relevant meta post
At the time your question was closed, the meta post, Do we want to support “Is there a term for x” questions? was the relevant meta post on the topic.
The two top-voted answers in that meta post are:
- The answer by DCShannon saying: Yes. (currently at 22 votes)
- The answer by badp saying: No. Only questions that ask to define a term in the context of a single game should be allowed. (currently at 16 votes)
No community consensus
There has been no community consensus in that meta post for years now. DCShannon's "yes" answer has had a few more votes than badp's "no" answer for years and not just a few months or weeks ago. See this SEDE query with the scores over time (credits to @Schism for providing the SEDE query in their comment). Notice that for most of the meta post's existence, the two answers were voted to near parity (i.e., no consensus).
Tag wiki edit was not based on community consensus
At the time Wrigglenite edited the tag wiki to explicitly mention that "is there a term for x" questions aren't allowed (on Sept. 11, 2018, from its previous revision over 7 years prior, in March 2011), the scores were +22/-6 (yes) and +24/-4 (no). Even at that time, (almost 3 years ago) there was no consensus.
Wrigglenite admits this in a Sept. 20, 2018 comment at Genre name for real-time, 2D games where you create soldiers that automatically advance to the enemy base?
Oak: @Wrigglenite thanks for the link, I think that meta is pretty
relevant! Though I don't think any consensus was reached there, and I
don't entirely agree with your recent change to the tag excerpt.
Wrigglenite: @Oak I know no consensus was reached, but the tag's
description has been the same for as long as it has existed, and it's
really just a more specific type of "Too broad" close reason, as I've
mentioned in this meta before.
Like Oak, I believe that tag wiki edit shouldn't have been made in the first place as it is not based on community consensus.
Later on (in June 2020), pppery suggested an edit (that got approved) removing "questions that ask to find the right term(s) to describe something are not allowed here", stating correctly that "there does not appear to be consensus for this rule." This edit was later rolled back by Frank, with no reason stated for the rollback.
Policy suggestion not followed properly
badp's answer (the policy suggestion that was being invoked as the reason to close your question and other similar ones) states that only questions that ask to define a term in the context of a single game should be allowed. Multiple examples of questions that shouldn't be allowed are given in the introduction of their answer. (Most of these questions are currently open.)
Most of the questions with the terminology tag will be off-topic if that policy suggestion is implemented as it was written. Most questions tagged with terminology apply to all games or to a broad game genre. The policy suggestion being invoked was not being followed properly.
Currently, we have a clear community consensus allowing “is there a term for x” questions at the meta post: Do we want to change our policy on “Is There a Term for X?” questions?, which was made after your question was closed. I've since edited the terminology tag wiki (wiki edit) (excerpt edit) to reflect the community consensus.
As per our current community consensus, your question should be reopened.
I'd vote to reopen again, but I can't vote to reopen twice. The message I get is: "You have previously voted to reopen this question." Hopefully, a mod will reopen it as it was initially closed by a mod.
Moral of the story
Users with the Trusted User privilege (20K rep) and users with the approve tag wiki edits privilege (5K rep) should make sure that any tag wiki edits they make or approve, especially ones that add or modify policy information, should reflect the community consensus. Check the relevant meta posts for community consensus before making or allowing any tag wiki edits that add or modify policy information. Doing so will help prevent confusion about the site's policies, like what happened here.