Why the question "Is drinking water during a meal bad for you?" wasn't closed as it doesn't offer any notable claim?

Can someone explain why this question was so up-voted if it doesn't offer any reference to that the drinking water washes away the nutrients in your stomach?

It is a type of question "I have heard".


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As commented: our rules were refined as we progressed. In particular you will find many questions from 2011 which are a bit different from today's expectations.

Also: explicit proof notability for commonly heard claims is not really needed. If a lot of people heard a claim it is considered notable (I would still advise to present a specific instance of a claim to prevent inaccurate claims).


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