I recently asked Who died in A Song of Ice And Fire? and Who died in Harry Potter?. These received mixed reception: The Harry Potter question received 2 upvotes, but has received 4 VtC as "too broad", while the ASOIAF question has received 3 downvotes.
Here's the timeline: I asked these questions last night originally. I saw that the HP one got a vote to close for too broad, and because I agreed with it, I deleted it myself. After that, ibid asked me on Why did Leia give the stolen version of the Death Star plans to R2-D2 instead of a copy? why I closed it and said that the Harry Potter Wiki page wasn't adequate. I then reopened them for wider community review.
These are both list questions, but IMHO, they're different from the kind of list question that we usually close:
- The question is well-scoped: Just the main book series and only named deaths, which are both things that can be objectively decided and have a limit.
- They're similar to the "Who got drunk in Harry Potter" question, which has been relatively well-received: 26 upvotes. All 3 of these are "do the research for me" questions.
I'm not sure whether it's healthy for the community to treat questions inconsistently like this. Are these kind of questions considered a poor fit for this format? Is there anything that can be done to salvage them?