I have identified an inconsistency that cannot be good for the site.

This question, What is this rock? , has been left open, while this question, What type of rock is this?, has been closed.

Could someone please rectify this by closing them both or re-opening the closed question, or justify why one is on topic and the other is not.

  • $\begingroup$ See also: meta.earthscience.stackexchange.com/q/124/6 $\endgroup$
    – gerrit Mod
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ @gerrit, I've seen that thread but it fails to explain the inconsistency I have identified. $\endgroup$
    – Kenshin
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 0:10
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, I recognise the inconsistency... $\endgroup$
    – gerrit Mod
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 1:10

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Your question was unfortunately closed before a consensus arised on whether or not those questions were welcome here and probably nobody thought of reopening it once the consensus was reached.
I, for one, indeed don't see any reason to leave it closed so i voted to reopen.

As a side note, as noted in the comments to your question, indicating where you did found the rock would be a nice addition to the question. Additional informations such as the ones highlighted in Chris Mueller's "how-to-ask" guide are also welcome.


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