I am closing this. It's clear your real question is not about expanding the scope of back it up! in general, but about its applicability in one certain case or class of cases that you are not really bothering to define. Just waving hands about the generalities will continue with epic argument comment threads and no possible meaningful resolution. Ask about the problem you have, instead.
mxyzplk closed my previous question with the reason stated above.
I asked my question because I want the scope of Back It Up to be extended, as explained in my post.
The non-constructive background that is insinuated (a shady 'real question' I don't want to address) is not there. It's an appeal to motive, a type of ad hominem attack, pure and simple. I'm not handwaving, and there are of course meaningful resolutions:
- extending the scope
- good answers explaining why not
Given that mxyplk has written his own answer in which disagrees with the suggestion while insinuating bad faith on my part makes the closing of my previous question seem at odds with diamond mod impartiality.
Should mods be allowed to close questions using their own ad hominem against the asker as reason?