I am an aspiring author and one of my favorite ways to generate ideas is brainstorming with my brother. I find it incredibly constructive when designing stories and was hoping I could do something similar here. When I posted my first question, it was put on hold for being too broad. The question was asking for ideas of a species and I gave as many specifics as I could regarding the answers I wanted without just giving options. I just don't understand how this can be useful for someone trying to build a world. It seems that the only way to make it fit the criteria is to already have in mind what I am looking for. If I already know the answer I want, why should I be asking you?
My question: Is there any way I can ask a brainstorming question without it getting put on hold?