I had my question What is the process of obaining a quality traditional Romanian smântână from raw milk? closed, and this is not the first time I had a question closed on very thin justification and arbitrary interpretation of on-topic rules, which never happened to me on any other Stackexchange site I had posted questions.
First reason of close "Requests for recipe recommendations are off-topic; everyone has their own favorites. However, if you have a recipe already you can ask for help improving it - just be specific about what you want."
If you read the question carefully, you will see that applying this reason is a big stretch, which if applied to almost any question on the site would qualify it to close. You would see I am not asking for recipe recommendations, but about technical details of a specific established process. While of course a recipe is also a process, but note that almost anything ever asked about on this site is about details of a process, so by this interpretation any question would qualify to close. I am asking about the temperature, time and separation technique of an established Romanian way to obtain cream from milk. If this is a "recipe question", by this interpretation standards, point me any question on the site, and I will find a justification to close it!
Second reason "What can I do with [ingredient]?" is completely inapplicable, as I am asking about one very specific established process in a specific country tradition, for which there is only one correct answer, and nothing in the question asks about various ideas what to do, etc.
Such closing practices are extremely discouraging and make me consider never contributing to the site again and finding kitchen related forums elsewhere, as these closing practices are arbitrary, overzealous, and seemingly some people are closing questions just because they can, and because by some interpretation they can find something in the question that could justify the close, so they vote to close.
The intent of the closing-rules are even specified by the closing reasons ("because everyone has their own favorites" and "because they are subjective and lead to a long list of equally good suggestions") and it seems the people voting to close didn't even notice or consider these intent explanations, as none of them apply here, as my question is about very specific details of one very specific established method. I didn't ask "what are the possible ways to make cream from milk?", in which situation these closing reasons would be more justified to apply. I asked what is the time, temperature used to obtain one specific variation of cream commonly used in the tradition of one country.
Do these people voting to close actually consider if their action is helping the site and is within the intent of the on-topic guidelines? Or they are voting to close just to feel they are doing something and feel their power and usefulness, just like an overzealous policeman ticketing someone doing no harm just because by some (creative) interpretation they managed to find something against them in the book, or an immigration official at the border refusing random people just because they can find something suspicious after grilling them enough, which would happen with just about anybody.