Annoyed by some of my questions and those of other people being closed for spurious reasons, I decided to set up two test questions.
The first question
This was deliberately designed to be popular but to be thoroughly story-based. The answers were predictable and were nothing I couldn't have thought up myself. Nevertheless there was not a single close vote - why not? Making a sword in the stone, in a medieval world without magic
The second question
This is a world-building question where I don't disclose the precise mechanism but I indicate that the idea I have will affect the technology of the time. It has been closed because it is 'too story based'. Steam-Assisted Victorian Engineers - Why the secrecy?
Why the hypocrisy? By all means vote down a question if you don't like it but I object to closing for a completely spurious reason yet allowing clearly non-suitable questions being kept open simply because they are interesting.
Can anyone justify this behaviour?