After the Why was the Hamlet question closed? reinvoked the interest of some users, the question was reopened.
I would like to open this to discussion, since I think that we should have let the sleeping questions lie. In particular non big-list questions which has 25 answers, five of which are deleted.
I agree that an off topic closing reason was uncalled for. However that question generated a lot more noise than other $\pm100$ questions (although it is possible that m.SE was just smaller...) and was therefore closed.
The choice of off topic was perhaps to reflect that answers were getting off topic. Steering the discussion away from mathematics.
Question: Should Given an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite amount of time, would one of them write Hamlet? be closed again, and if so under what reason? Should we add a "banner"that this question was closed because it generated too much noise? Should it just remain open (but of course protect)?