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You weren't grilled harshly, you were asked to provide some basic information we generally ask of all story-identification requests. If you don't believe me, go through that tag and look at the comments on the questions. While you painted a very vivid scene that proved to be enough to identify it, we get a lot of questions looking to identify a book, film, ...


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Nine comment flags were raised on that question last night. I went through the comments this morning and deleted a bunch of them which were straying into extended only-tangentially-relevant discussion (various IRL examples, continuing on from Barmar's comment). I declined a couple of the comment flags, including the one on Barmar's comment since it gives ...


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As a side note to SQB's answer, it's not unusual for the comment questions to be kind of leading questions to a suspected answer (or at least I'm very prone to that). Sometimes, I'll read a detail and think "Well, I know something with that detail, but I'm not sure about these other bits..." so I'll ask questions that hint at other details ...


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