I have a question regarding the following question that was made:
Probability of going into an absorbing state
It has been marked off topic by several people. Looking at the suggested help page, the definition of an 'off topic' post is the following:
This question does not appear to be about math within the scope defined by the community. What's on- and off-topic is not always intuitive, so it may be necessary to reword the question to fit this site's scope after reviewing the community guidelines.
I don't see where the person asking the question went wrong. He defined his problem, and he even showed some (although arguably sloppy) work towards a solution.
I would also like to mention that I have provided an answer to this problem. I assure you that my interest in bringing this post to attention is to gain some understand on the implicit culture of how questions are dealt with here. Not in the hopes of unlocking it for potential points.
Is there some unspoken rule of thumb I'm missing in this situation?