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Note: The question is closed as off-topic and deleted, and I want it to remain that way. I just wanted to ask for feedback on why it was closed, so I can avoid doing the same mistakes again (if possible from the close voters, because only they can definitely tell me what I did wrong).


Around 2 months ago, I asked this (deleted) episode identification Looney Tunes question, in which I was talking about a scene I remember. (I will gladly post a screenshot if you have less than 10k reputation and still want to see it).

Although I can't even remember from what series I saw it in (it could have been from The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, as well as from any other series from the Looney Tunes universe), what I did remember was the fact that the bird I was looking for was described as an almighty bird. As in, he could perform impossible feat, to some inhuman extent, even for a cartoon world.

Shortly after, the question was closed as off-topic, and one comment (not from a close voter) mentioned there was no Science Fiction element about it. I must admit, that confused me quite a lot on that instant, because I don't often see a bird that can tear a mountain in half (I'm not being sarcastic; I'm serious).

So, after pondering the question for 2 months in my corner, I wanted to better understand.

I remember a meta answer mentioning that "questions about the SFF-nal nature of the [Looney Tunes] universe are on topic". But... is it Sci-fi to have an almighty bird in a cartoon? I mean, it's not like The Mask which happens in a realistic world.

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    FWIW I don't think it is off topic, however, this is a common trope in these sorts of cartoons so it is pretty borderline "needs more focus".
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 13 at 8:04
  • @TheLethalCarrot You mean, since the question is asking about a common cartoon trope (disappearing behind a lamp post), rather than about one of the bird's inhuman feat (beating a T-rex as a bird barely bigger than a child)?
    – Clockwork
    Apr 13 at 8:12
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    Yeah, you're asking to identify it based mostly off of the common trope. FWIW I voted to reopen it when it was in the queue before deletion, it's certainly borderline too broad but it's better than a lot of what gets left open and there's enough to make some educated guesses I feel.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 13 at 8:17
  • Don't try to understand. The vandals who go around closing perfectly good questions becaus there's no "SF element" are not going to give you a definition of what they think they mean by "SF element".
    – user14111
    Apr 13 at 22:55
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    user14111 - I don't think it's terribly helpful to describe people who're keenly working to keep the site relevant and topical as "vandals" just because you don't agree with their decisions sometimes.
    – Valorum
    Apr 15 at 9:33
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I was unaware that this had been closed and have voted to undelete it (and will vote to reopen it when that happens).

  • Looney Tunes is on topic.

  • I can't see that this is 'too broad'. You're asking us to narrow down an episode from less than a few hundred, where a specific character does something. There can't possibly be more than one (or at best a few) instance/s where this occurs.


In this case, I believe that Clara Diaz Sanchez, Organic Marble, DavidW, LogicDictates and Invisible Trihedron have erred and voted something closed that's perfectly on-topic (and potentially answerable) and amflare, Shreedhar and Edlothiad have compounded the error by voting to leave it closed when it re-entered the queue.

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    Voted to undelete as well.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Apr 13 at 8:33
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    Although the thread didn't serve the purpose I initially created it for, I guess the final outcome turned out better than I was hoping for. Thanks. I mean it. For some reasons, thinking about that question being closed somehow didn't help my mood the last 2 months. I guess not knowing why it was considered off-topic despite being practically sure it should be, made me feel like I really sucked at understanding basic rules.
    – Clockwork
    Apr 15 at 22:30
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    @Clockwork - No worries. Hopefully now someone will actually answer it for you. I was planning to put in some legwork over the next few days if it's still un-answered...
    – Valorum
    Apr 16 at 7:08

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