Today I had a question closed by a moderator, which seemed unreasonable, it was then reopened (i dunno if by the same moderator or someone else) and then all the comments on the question were deleted.
I was left confused. Is this normal moderator behaviour? What's up?
It seems my question might have seemed "too something" to the moderator, as they went on a bit about "one answer per question, and this being items, not answers". I had no idea what the heck they were talking about. Can anyone enlighten me? My question said nothing at all about "one answer per question", and I wasn't asking for people to poll or "list their favorites". I think some of those things that the moderator mentioned must be violations of the FAQ. But I'm confused by this since I didn't mention it at all.
Reading on "meta" here, it seems there is a move away from "yet another repository" questions, and among at least one moderator, maybe a general hate on LIST questions.
Since gaming as a topic is probably chock-full of "questions with multiple (finite) sets of good answers", I really think this gray area is getting silly to pick on all list questions, just because we're all sick of "what should I play next" and "list of all roguelike games" lists. Me too, for infinite-set list questions that are related to multiple-games or a whole genre. But where a question with more than one answer exists, pertaining to a single game, I can't see the list-phobia, and why it's there.
I wonder if THAT is why I witnessed such a quick moderator close on my question. I can see closing questions like "can you please list all the different guns used in all the different FPS ever made", sure fine, close it. But specific things like "easter eggs in game X", or "hidden levels in game Y", are these ALL going to get moderated?
Update: It's my opinion that this chat log shows a moderator acting in a manner that makes me very unhappy to see.