If a pastoral question is motivated by a curiosity into a specific doctrine of a Christian organization, should it be kept?
The author should be asked on the motivation behind the question in the comment section, some people may struggle articulating a question so an anecdote is needed.
An example is this question Is my confession valid? Where it looked like a pastoral question, but was simply an enquiry into specific teaching around an organization. A (badly spelled) edit was done by me.
If the motivation is purely pastoral, then no answers are necessary, if a question is just an anecdote used to ask a question then an answer is given.
Nevertheless a question that looks pastoral should always be probed to confirm the motivation behind the question.
With the attitude of not even commenting on a pastoral question, a lot of fruitful answers are missed by people not understanding that not everyone is able to articulate a question without an anecdote.