I came across this question today, and it has apparently been closed for being off-topic. Could someone explain why this is? I could totally have asked such a question, and would never have forseen it being off-topic for Mathematics Stack Exchange.
Thanks in advance for any clarification.
PS: I searched the tag-list a relevant one, but couldn't find anything in the vein of "general guidelines" or something, so I ended up using the "reference-request" one instead, and my post will probably end up being off-topic...if this isn't irony...:D
EDIT: okay, thanks to the commenters. I had seen the pages linked in the Closed box, but I was looking for something specific regarding the post that would have explained the "off-topic" label, which I still find a little disconcerting. I won't repost this on meta. Thanks again for the input.