There is this question about an elementary property of Quranic verse numbers. The question was put on hold (rightly so, I believe, because it's arithmetic).
What astounds me is that below the answer there is the complaint:
We do not allow answers based uniquely on common sense or pure logic.
First, it seems to contradict this, wherein it is said that:
The problem is obviously not the logic part, it is that the logic depends on uncited facts.
In my naive(?) view, the nature of the question allows but for this single kind of answer. If you are starting to call the properties of numbers into question, every answer here that presupposes any calculation (be it the simplest addition) must be taken down. That doesn't seem too productive. The right course of action is to close the question as off topic or move it to an other community.
What's more, as far as I see, the answer constructs an analogous arithmetic example, which, I think, is as experimental as it can get.
Why did moderation suggest to the answerer he answer this in any different manner? What kind of answer would have been better?
Is it not in the interest of everyone, if the question and answer be moved to an other community, rather than forcing upon the answerer some very peculiar choice of answer?