Per the Help Center: What types of questions should I avoid asking?
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”
Currently I personally deal these questions on quite a regular basis, and it seems that they're getting more frequent; some recent examples:
- If The Flash travels back in time and changes it, is there still a Flash in the future to travel back? (Deleted question; only visible to high-rep users)
- What if Saruman sent an army to attack Sauron (Deleted question; only visible to high-rep users)
I'm aware that “What if ______ happened?” is generic boilerplate text that's present on all SE sites, but it seems particularly applicable to this site owing to it's nature: dealing with speculative works in the first place would tend to invite this kind of question moreso than for other sites.
Given this consideration, are these questions of sufficient volume to merit a custom close reason?