I asked a question similar to this https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/34196/depth-of-an-inhabitable-shell-around-the-earth on the SF&F site. I deleted it because I didn't want to lose the rep just to have it get closed on me. This comment, while helpful, is incredibly disturbing to me.
This question is much better suited to worldbuilding.stackexchange.com. SciFi.SE is about existing properties, and I'm pretty sure cross-posting is frowned upon. -Name Omitted- 16 mins ago
Better suited, okay I'll concede that point... Don't cross post, okay, I can accept that. But existing properties??
As a young writer, one of the things that established writers consistently repeat is that, "If you write you're a writer." This is important because it helps new writers to not look down on themselves because they are not published. Getting paid is not what makes good writing, or good sci-fi.
I believe the SF&F community should be just as much about building up, teaching and even helping to create the next generation of science fiction and fantasy. Otherwise, all this might as well just be a chat. Why make it permanent if not to be a lasting resource? The Q&A format that we live and die by here is about answering questions in perpetuity.
So that's my two cents, but I'll respect the opinions of the community. Is the question that I asked appropriate for the site or not? If not, does a work of science fiction need to be published for it to be discussed here? If neither of these are correct, then where do we draw the line?