I asked a question with the story-identification tag. The answer turned out to be that the movie I was thinking of was Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. For some reason, it became a popular network question. After a day or so, it has gathered 4 close votes for being "off-topic". As someone points out in the comments, it involves a plot to replace the Queen with a robotic duplicate (and the only person who disagreed deleted their comment). Others agreed that this was related and on-topic. However, I am concerned that the popularity will result in it getting closed, despite being no less on-topic than other story-identification questions. Given my experience with other SE sites, 4 close votes almost guarantees a close. Is this question on-topic? Should I flag it for moderator attention, or just ask for it to be re-opened when it gets put on hold?
My memory of the movie is very hazy, but I do recall many scenes which focused heavily on the robotic duplicate, which seems very distinctly sci-fi.
EDIT: A comment here pointed out that this Meta question points to this being on-topic.
An answer should not make a question off-topic, if the question without the answer seems on-topic.
At the time of asking the question, my memory pointed to it being SFF due to the steampunk robot. Clearly, this movie is far more SFF than an Axe commercial.
That is because I did not remember it well enough to describe things like the clockwork robot (all I had in memory was some vague visual scenes that I could not pinpoint).yet in the above post you say
At the time of asking the question, my memory pointed to it being SFF due to the steampunk robot.So which one is true?
This site doesn't have a rigorous definition of exactly what fantasy is; we tend to play it by ear, going by users' gut instinct of what makes something fantasy or not, and resolving edge cases by meta posts like this if need be.. Do I really have to add a disclaimer in my post that my "gut instinct" was that the movie was SFF?