In a lot of cases, the answers on this site do not make it especially clear which interpretation of a specific rule should be used. Here's a simple example – these two dnd-5e questions about whether you can fly using a Mage Hand both have competing answers: (1) yes, and (2) no, because you Mage Hand only interacts with objects. While the "yes" answer is more upvoted in each case, the upvote difference is fairly small so I don't consider the answers and votes to form an especially clear consensus.
Voting is used to resolve the kinds of discrepancies in this example, but in the absence of a clearly resolved consensus, is there anything wrong with opening a question that goes like this, "At our table, we accept answer 2, and, given that context, what are the rules about picking up a box that contains a creature?"
- Are there guidelines around this kind of conditional question?
- Is there a point at which such a question should not be asked because the consensus to the existing questions are too far against the conditional assumption?
To be clear, I'm not asking about questions like this: "Given this home-brew rule at our table that is clearly in conflict with the official rules, how should we interpret the official rules?" (which I assume would be closed as opinion-based?) – I'm asking about questions where it isn't clear whether the home-brew rule is or is not in violation of the existing rules.