How do we deal with questions about rumors and release dates?
An example is: Future Malazan novels by Steven Erikson?
At first glance, I would argue that such questions should be off-topic for the following reasons:
Most likely, there IS no valid answer in the first place. Only rumors.
In rare cases when some actual info is present, it's usually in a trivial place (Amazon listing for the author, Wikipedia, author's or publisher's web site). Those "let me wiki that for you" questions are off topic.
In even rarer cases when there IS a non-trivial valid answer (e.g. a quote from an interview, a cite from something the author said at a convention), in most cases it will be 100% obsolete and useless very soon once the book is actually published.
If the community agrees with this logic, should this category be discussed on "What questions are on-topic, and what questions are off-topic?" thread and/or added to FAQ?