I recently had a question closed, with very little in the way of feedback or explanation, because the question didn't fit in with the current rules. The fact that the question was 7 years old and highly upvoted and viewed didn't seem to matter. The fact that the question was highly relevant to World Building didn't seem to matter. What mattered was the fact that the rules had changed and now my question was now deemed to be worthy of closing (when I asked why it was closed, I got about 3 different explanations, so why the question was closed was not clear to me).
I understand that moderating a website like this is hard work - I recognize that rules need to be put in place and that many of the submissions made here will ignore those rules, and that only makes the lives of moderators harder. I have done moderation myself, I get that it's a difficult and often thankless job.
But is this group of moderators so lazer focused on the rules of the site that they have missed out of the spirit of this group? The very purpose of this group was for World Builders to be able to share and pool their knowledge - not so someone can jump through several hoops just in order to appease the latest version of the rules - if this is the case, don't the rules need adjusting so that they better reflect the spirit of this site?
So my question is this:
If you see a question (or answer) that is very much in the spirit of World Building, about the subject of World Building - a question or answer that could very well help others with their own World Building - BUT that question doesn't fit in with the current rules of the site - what is your current response?
Do you just vote to close and move on?