This is yet another post to try to rationalise the limit between story-building (off-topic) and worlbuilding (on-topic).
A recent question:
was first closed for story building, then edited and reopened. It started some discussion on the chat. To make it short, DaaaahWoosh* summarised as
think the main point here is that we all agree the question can be on-topic, we just disagree on if it was in its original wording
So the question can be on-topic. But depending on how it is worded it would or wouldn't cross the line.
What I suggest as an exercise here, is to write simplified versions of the same question. And that all should go over all different versions and
- upvote when the version is on-topic,
- downvote when it is off-topic.
Please don't leave it without voting as we really want to establish a scale.
If you think that all the proposed versions are on-topic, add your own version that would, for you be off-topic. The other way as well: if they are all off-topic, write your version that is on-topic.