I recently posted a question about an unfamiliar term found in Jewish literature that referred to a medical condition involving release of blood. The condition was characterized as a 'golden vein'. I had found a source to translate it as hemorrhoids, but wasn't certain. As it was, the question was flagged as off-topic and migrated to Mi Yodea (the Jewish StackExchange site) where it happens to have received a satisfactory answer.
(The question under discussion: https://biology.stackexchange.com/posts/35934/revisions)
However, I would think that prior to having the answer, the prudent way to find one would be to:
1) Investigate if some property of hemorrhoids lends itself to being called golden 2) If there is some other physiological phenomenon perhaps currently described as 'golden' in the medical literature.
The proper community to direct said questions to would be the biology community (or maybe health). Just because the source of the question was in Jewish literature doesn't change the nature of the question. For the same price it could have been found in Greek or Polish literature, even contemporary, and I'd be trying to find a synonymous medical condition etc. in the mainstream lit.
Who else besides for biology.se would have the knowledge to confirm or at least be able to deny the possibility that 'golden' describes some biological aspect of hemorrhoids or another condition?
This question is not a request for reopening or for a vote if the original post was or wasn't off-topic. It is a sincere attempt to understand why it was flagged off-topic I thank any who take the time to help me as such (if the answers actually answer the question)
If you believe that the question was on topic, but was just too vague, then please say so instead of playing the 'off-topic' card again and again.