I just noticed a thread in IMHO which was closed because it violated a rule against asking for help in doing a research project.
“Please do not ask other members to do your homework or provide input for your article, paper, or other off-board project.”
My oops: several times, in CS, I’ve asked for opinions regarding story-writing ideas, most recently about how much scientific accuracy I can skimp in a fantasy story.
Is asking for aesthetic advice for a proposed story forbidden under this rule? Or is abstract advice okay, and the ban is against soliciting hard or amassable data (e.g., asking people to post their average income.)