Reading this answer, I was about to upvote it when it struck me... it does not answer the question.
Questions about franchises that exist in multiple formats often explicitly ask for a comparison between some of them. But when that is not the case, I feel like making a cross-reference is not what the OP asked for.
If I ask something about the LotR movies, and someone answers "Well in the book it happens like this", what I understand is "The movies are not to be taken into account, they are incomplete"... which of course is true but does not answer the question.
If I ask a question about the Marvel Cinematic Universe without specifying that I'm looking for comic book background knowledge, I'm sure people will answer with Ultimate Universe information or even an Earth-616 based answer unless I explicitly mention that I do not want it...
Is this a normal interpretation? Or am I just looking too deep in the Q/A format?