The question What is a "Game Jam"? asks an interesting question, but maybe is a question asking information more suited to Wikipedia ("Game jam"), which excels at taking a thing, and telling you what it is, with lots of references and detail. Encyclopedic entries don't seem to be what rpg.se is about. Am I missing something?
It's not literally "what is" in the question I'm asking about. For instance, rpg.se has questions such as:
Clearly those are questions where the answer is specific to RPGs and maybe a specific RPG. It's clear to me that a good answer here to those questions are different than a good article on Wikipedia.
If "What is a "Game Jam"" is suitable for rpg.se, does that mean "What is D&D" and "Who is Gary Gygax?" good questions for rpg.se?
This meta question got instantly downvoted, and instant downvotes always make me feel like I'm approaching a question the wrong way, maybe I'm not asking the question correctly. It was prompted by the game jam question, because I didn't want to close vote without understanding the issue, but it's really about where's the line between rpg.se and other sources? To me, the game jam question seems better suited to other sources, but I'm happy to understand others' points of view.