# 'On hold' question that looks fine to me

The below question was put on hold for being off-topic, but I personally don't see any issue with it:

https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/35097/friend-just-an-another-illusion-created-by-humans

may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined.

Sounds like a possible definition of the word riddle to me ...

I personally don't see a need for the OP (or anyone else) to rephrase the question, because I think it's fine.

I just don't think a puzzling site should be "policed" this heavily. Other StackExchange sites, sure, but this one is special as it's speculative by nature (that's the whole point).

Questions may need improvement, sure, just say so. Putting it on-hold is not really going to solve anything. Now this question is basically dead weight. You can't get new answers validated, find out the intended solution, ...

Questions that are off-topic or otherwise inappropriate, should be handled, ofcourse.

• Have you checked out the post linked in that close reason? A while ago, questions matching these criteria were deemed not a good fit for Puzzling, which prompted the creation of this close reason. (This question also went through the reopen votes review queue, where it received three Leave Closed votes.)
– user20
Jun 10 '16 at 8:42
• I did, I understand a line needs to be drawn in some form, but that's a grey area. With something as inheritly obscure as puzzles that line is far more blurred still. Also, you can't prove a sufficient amount of answers correct, if people don't get the time to provide them. I have an answer in mind that might (or not) be an objectively verifiable solution. I'm sure others do as well. I think the question was shut down a bit too rapidly perhaps. Jun 10 '16 at 8:56
• I don't think it's obviously off topic. I lean to allowing benefit of the doubt on a site like this, even if questions draw outside the expected lines. If people really don't like it they can downvote. Jun 10 '16 at 9:04