First, to be clear, I have no gripe and I do understand that "too broad" is a rather hot debate topic. I do have a question concerning this puzzle. It was very much on my mind as I composed it, that it was treading very close to "too broad" territory. I tried to counteract this by adding some hints that, I thought, would make it more obvious that my question was a fair one. It was pointed out to me in a comment that there was a discussion here on meta which ruled that hints were not the way to avoid a "too broad" classification.
Adding the hints hurt the puzzle, in my opinion, and it turns out that they were not the way to achieve my ends. I'm happy to be better informed now. I do have a question which I hope can be answered in a constructive way and it has to do with the framing of the puzzle.
To my mind the keys to the puzzle were in the title and the question that I posed. The question, of course, was "Which name does not belong on the list?" (emphasis added). The title was a clue that the wording of the question should be looked at closely. The question is not which person does not belong on the list but rather which of the names differs in a significant way from the others. I think this ought to cover it but I would like to hear other opinions.
I am happy with the outcome. No one gave me a hassle in any way which is really more than I deserve. The puzzle actually originated in my desire to take a playful poke at people who go search-engine crazy in an attempt to solve the puzzles here. I thought it would be kind of a cute practical joke to send them out combing wikipedia for facts about such diverse people as Ignatius of Loyola, Edward Albee and Charles Darwin only to find that the puzzle was really about the spelling of their names.
So, way too much detail, but the question is: are there any sort of guidelines concerning a puzzle that looks as if it's too broad but is relying on a trick to stay technically within the boundaries?
The other course I was considering was to ask for a hearing of some sort before any vote to put on hold. I don't know if a mechanism for that sort of thing exists.
Thanks for your time.