The question was about a scenario which has not occurred yet, but is extremely likely to occur in the upcoming season.
One of our Mods, Rand al'Thor, took the position that it should not be closed, as per the clarification to the FWP:
Per this clarification to the FWP, a question like this isn't closeworthy: it's asking about the canon as a whole, and could reasonably be answered based on current canon.
"No answer known yet but may be revealed in future works" is an excellent answer but NOT a valid reason to VTC."
It is my understanding that the FWP clarification post applies this to the questions which:
- Do not have a canon answer currently but are expected to be answered in the future.
- Have enough data on the question subject to speculate in an educated manner.
The post in question, in my opinion, does not qualify for this exception. We do not have a canon answer but it is expected to be answered in the upcoming season and there is no precedent or data based on which we could speculate. Some other users agreed. Quoting TheLethalCarrot, a subject expert on the tag:
This is a bit difficult to do with precision in all cases, as some questions may be borderline (in a sense of, it may ask about something technically about Episode 8, but to any canon expert, it's clear that the answer will be unknown till Episode 9 - personally I'd be OK with FWPing such a question but wouldn't be heartbroken if it stays open).is the clear part to me. The answer is clearly going to be addressed in Season 8 so FWP. So according to policy you shouldn't really have overridden the communities votes on the review.
For complete discussion, please read the comments thread on the post.
The question was closed. But was then put into the queue for reopening where it failed after gaining at maximum 3 votes. The question was then reopened by the mod himself. Why?