Yesterday I asked a question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/q/50407/11582
It was closed within two hours for being not constructive.
I would argue that people who feel that this question fits
"This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion."
do not understand the nature of the question. It is a well known fact that each of the FF games have reoccurring names, famous monsters, and such throughout them that make the game part of the same series in spite of the fact that each of them take place with a totally unique story, world, etc. This fact is documented throughout Wikipedia and the FF wiki.
The reason why I asked this question is much of that information is incomplete and I was hoping for a FF enthusiast to be able to shed some light on the subject.
This question: A) Has a finite answer, while it is a list, it is a definitive list their is only a few things outside of some monsters that reoccur (Cid, Holy, Wedge, etc.) Therefor it is totally answerable. B)It is constructive, in my searching I could not find this information codified in one place C) It has a standard, if it doesn't reoccur, it doesn't belong. D) It is interesting, in my limited research before asking this question I found out things I didn't even know such as that Gilgamesh reappears in more games then any other character in FF series.
I do appreciate that this would be a large undertaking, but it one that I have wished for for years, and I would happily place a bounty on it for its answer.