I'm looking at this question:
reading the divergent answers and thinking I'd like to hit the close button, but I don't see the question as actually violating any rule specifically (it's just violating every rule, which seems to be an exception to the rule)
I don't want to close the question without leaving some sort of a comment. But,
I'm sorry, you just violated every rule of this site, your question has no place here, goodbye.
seems like it'll spook the noobs.
Any advice for what to leave when a question is too broad, (technically) pastoral advice and a reference request? Do we leave a series of meta posts, is there a hierarchy? (seems like pastoral advice is biggest no-no, then too broad is usually bad, then being a reference requests is a gray area)