I wrote a question asking what is the definition of life about 2-3 weeks ago. It got first put on a hold, I pledged it's a legitimate question but nobody heard me and it eventually got deleted. The argument was it wasn't asked well enough and was too broad. I made my plea this isn't the case and tried to point out it's legitimate philosophical question but nobody answered it!
Now a question very similar to mine appeared on the site. I should say it's better than mine. The author made better effort than me to show us the point in discussing the issue here and to narrow it down to a specific context of philosophy actually interacting with the natural sciences (some other topic I don't see very well "received" here) and put the value of discussing the question here. The question got on popularity and started to draw more answers to it just like any other question on this site and then...........boo once again "on hold". Tell me, how is the legitimate question of the definition of life in the context of philosophy NOT a philosophical question? Why even after the author himself corrected it to make it FIT for the scope of the site and when the question started getting more views and answers you are just stopping it?. Why are you KILLING the discussion in its INFANCY?
P.S. The reason why I'm so angry is because I spent a lot of time these last 3 days actually mining for references to write an excellent answer on the question and please know that I have spent years of research on the question combining different points of view from all over biology, philosophy, physics, chemistry and even beyond and the moment I got "prepped up and ready to write one long and meaningful answer" somebody just "pulls the plug". I still consider myself new to this site but I'm starting to wander is it what you people actually "normally do" with questions that tend to "draw too much attention here"?