As a reviewer of first posts (posts by new users) there seems to be a grey area as to what level of question is acceptable. This question (it has already been deleted 11/16/17 2:30 am EST) basically asking how to calculate an area given the length and width of a rectangle, seems to be on the border of being too easy.
Should a first question this easy be accepted?
(An upvote does not mean yes and a down vote no -- nor the reverse.)
This question is very similar to a prior question which is identified and linked to in the comments. However, that question is over 6.5 years old. It seems reasonable that the community's opinion may have changed in 6.5 years. From the responses, I think that there has been some shift in the direction of allowing elementary questions under some circumstances. Your conclusion based on the responses may differ. In any case, it seems reasonable to have a more current discussion.
Moreover, the examples from the older post have been deleted and I was hoping that we could replace them with newer ones. However as mentioned above, my new example has already been deleted. IMO examples are very helpful in this discussion. Could they be brought back in some way?
Finally, since there have some interesting responses here, it would be a shame to lose them if this post were deleted. (btw What happens to cLosed posts?)