So, I've long been a fan of this question, which was closed but is still there: Is there an effective way to design a realistic religion for a world?
I find it on-topic, useful and interesting, but it was closed for (annoying IMO) Stack Exchange "fit" reasons.
Today we have this question: What effect would a known but lost precursor civilization have on religion and philosophy? which is not closed (yet?). I like the topic, but if it were my site, I'd edit it to be more like the first question, and I commented as much on the question:
"This question seems to me to be trawling for idea suggestions. Seems to me I could spend all day thinking of different possible answers to that. I like the topic, but I wonder if it might be more useful and appropriately answerable to ask how one might go about choosing & designing cultures in a situation like this, rather than an open-ended request for specific ideas."
But then I remembered that first old question, which is closed.
Am I wrong about thinking this new question is interesting but even more open-ended that the closed old question, and so probably should be edited to be more answerable specifically?
If it should be edited, how could it be edited so as not to be closed the way the first question was?
Mainly just curious... I still don't quite get how the first question can be thought something to close.