Today a general question about vampires* was put on hold as 'too broad'. as no fictional universe was specified.
But we also have this question
which is pretty recent, with 15 UV's and 2 favs about the specs of fangs in 'typical vampire lore'. It is a fascinating one really, but if 'vampire lore' is too board then it follows that a question about 'typical vampire lore' should be also characterized as such. And there is another one that looks like a market research of IKEA trying to find new clients among the undead with no discrimination whatsoever whether they are from D&D, True Blood or Dresden Files. I mean, there is no unambiguous answer to it, Spike from BTVS for example can fall asleep in any position and place, in a bathtub or on Buffy's bosom, and Undead Cedric from the Twilight saga apperenty never sleeps, but we can still learn a lot answering these questions and there are many users who are interested having them, some of these closed questions have 40+ upvotes.
So all this is a bit confusing. Say a new user drops in, (maybe he's even here as he found one of SFF 'general' vampire questions and decides it's the place to ask another one or even users who are familiar with SFF) how they are supposed to know why it is ok to ask a general question about fangs and sleeping patterns but not about the 'aging process' or 'bodily functions' of a vampire? There is no consensus in all these subjects in various vampire lores, so how should one guess which questions are allowed here?
Maybe I am being too naive, but shouldn't be there consistency in flagging questions to avoid confusion?
- The same applies to tags 'werewolf', 'dragon','basilisk', 'zombie', and all the other creature tags. Except barlogs. They're fine.