I posted this question last Friday that about a problem I was running into as I was developing a drupal site. I tried several steps to troubleshoot the problem, and I posted what I thought was all the necessary and relevant technical information. A few hours after I posted the question, I discovered what the problem was, which turned out to be a conflict with another module. I posted the solution as an answer.
Over the weekend, at least 4 users put the question on hold with the tag of 'primarily opinion-based'. This confused me, because it seems to me there is no room for opinions or other ways of looking at this problem; there is really only one thing that was causing my problem, and only one fix.
In this case I was able to figure out my problem, but if I hadn't, I sure would have liked to get an answer from someone who might have known over the weekend! Can someone help me understand what was wrong with my question? I didn't give any opinions nor ask for them.
The 'On Hold' message says "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." Of course, anyone can answer with something along the lines of "In my opinion, I think such-and-such is misconfigured"-- but if they hadn't said "Check your Workbench moderation status", they would have been wrong. This seems eminently like a question based on "facts, references and specific expertise".
What am I missing here?