Regarding one of @Pablo's recent Naruto question:
At first glance, this seemed on-topic to me (which is why I tried to answer it) but a discussion we had in comments is making me wonder if it still is. I answered that Naruto didn't do this one, because the jutsu was forbidden, and two, because he avoided the damage done to his arm by throwing it while in Sage Mode. Many hours after I posted the answer, he said it wasn't the answer he was looking for because the "timeline of the question" is set to when Naruto didn't know Sage Mode. I should note that not in the question title nor question body does he say where the "timeline of the question" is set.
I once read somewhere on this site that if you ask a vague question, you get a vague answer. Referring to this Anime & Manga meta page, I tried to figure out if this question was on-topic or not. But well.. no luck.
So the problems I feel with the question are:
- Not enough detail given in the title or body, so answers may be wrong or the answerer may be confused
- Question seems like a "go ask Kishimoto yourself" type of question (kishi is the naruto creator)
AFAIK, "Not a real question" used to be a flag reason, although I don't see it anywhere the times I've flagged a question.
So, is this type of question on-topic? Or should this be closed with some custom flag reason?
NOTE: A brief-ish discussion with @Memor-X made me look at the question with a different perspective, but I still can't see how I should edit my answer, why I should edit my answer, and if this question is on-topic.