I noticed that this site is a bit fanatical about big lists.
Not that this is a problem per se, but I don't understand why basically every sort of question is considered answerable with an unnecessary big list even when there is nothing that could suggest this is the kind of answer the OP wants or needs.
But I have asked a couple of questions that resulted in big list answers, even if in my opinion nothing could have suggested that this was what I wanted. I don't mean to give offense at all to the answerers, their posts were detailed and informative, but they simply were not exactly what I was asking.
In example, my Who was reputed to be the best swordsman of all Westeros? was answered with a long list of characters, even if the text of the question in my opinion was clear about asking for at most two names.
And, even on Which realm in Westeros had the best archers?, a big list was given as an answer, even if there was much less reason to do so. I was asking something different, and even if the poster improved and modified it according to my comments (pointing out that I was asking for something else), this was not exactly what I was hoping.
Again, no offence is meant towards the users that answered me!
How can I prevent this behaviour in the future? Why is not clear that if I ask details, references and clarifications about a single subject I'm not asking about a list of a thousand undetailed and unrelated entries?
Sometimes less is more, after all everyone can consult the wikis, if one asks something here is because, supposedly, he want a bit more detail about a single subject or because he don't have the time or don't want to read through a lot of things that are not pertinent to the question.