This question is due to the nearly-successful effort to close the following question.
This question is strongly related to the following. It differs in that a specific question and the current actions of VTCers are involved. Therefore, this question seeks either a ratification or a renunciation of these questions.
The rules basically state that real-world questions are off-topic. There is also a trend among VTCers that all questions not about building a specific fictional world are to be closed. Thus, asking for a list of resources (offsite websites, books, etc.) would be off-topic. However, the worldbuilding-resources tag has a fairly strong tradition (75 questions asked and only a few closed).
Question: Have the rules changed such that the worldbuilding-resources tag is now invalid and should be discontinued/burned? Or should the question first referenced remain open?