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Ok, so the question, Is there a list of all Halo-related reading?, was closed and then re-opened, after a bit of discussions in the comments section.

The question was then re-closed very soon after. See the revision history.

And the Off-topic reason being:

"Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-topic as they do not fit our questions and answers format. Feel free to ask about people's favorites in chat."

Why was this question closed?

What makes it "off-topic"? It's definitely not asking for a recommendation. It's asking for all the relevant source material for that certain canon.

It's:

  • Answerable
  • Definite list
  • On-topic (Halo is very Sci-Fi)
  • Not asking for our 'favourites', etc

Related (on-topic) questions:


I am most definitely not asking for people to justify themselves having gone against what I've said. I just want to get a consensus on whether or not this is on/off-topic and why.

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    halowaypoint.com/en-us/forums/db05ce78845f4120b062c50816008e5d/… - Insanely long answer anyone? Ooh, yes please. – Valorum Sep 3 '15 at 5:23
  • If the close reason was that the answer is too long, then the "too-broad" option should have been used no? – Möoz Sep 4 '15 at 5:52
  • I didn't close it. I was merely commenting that it's not readily answerable. That was your point #1 – Valorum Sep 4 '15 at 7:04
  • @Richard 1/2 I know you didn't. And again, this isn't to call out those who did. People's votes go where they will. Just want to understand. So, if it's not readily answerable, it's off topic? As in, do we concentrate on low hanging fruit? I agree that it does seem like it's a huge piece of canon, with lots of media, but surely the list is finite, and the info has to be somewhere, no? – Möoz Sep 4 '15 at 10:07
  • @Richard 2/2 Additionally, just so I get it, are we closing this because it's essentially asking "give me all the things from this canon"? Or that it just so happens that it's a huuuuge piece of work and too much for our site's format? – Möoz Sep 4 '15 at 10:08
  • The close reason explicitly states that answers require an extensively long answer are not a good fit for the site. For example, "what is the chronology of all Star Trek comics?" – Valorum Sep 4 '15 at 11:38

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