Today someone asked a question that, at its heart, is an interpersonal behavior/advice question. Seeing this while browsing the questions list, I stopped by and made the comment (to the best of my recollection since it was almost immediately deleted):
This might be better asked on https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/
OP responded with a comment shortly thereafter saying they asked here because they felt the fact that it was a role-playing game was critically important to resolving the issue.
I was in the process of responding to that in an attempt to explain that the underlying issue was not one of understanding role-playing or RPG-related rules/solutions, but rather of respecting boundaries and privacy (which is a topic-agnostic behavioral issue), when my comment (but not OP's response) was deleted by a moderator, who basically told me not to recommend the interpersonal site for interpersonal questions.
I feel like this approach was an inappropriately hostile one and I'm still a little taken aback at the accusation from the moderator that I'm trying to undermine one or both of these sites; on any other Stack Exchange site, comments recommending more appropriate sites for certain questions are encouraged, not censored. I don't spend a ton of time here comparatively; is this kind of response the norm on RPG.SE?
The moderator said that leaving a comment that IPS.SE "also handles IPS questions" is fine, but the reality is the other way 'round: IPS.SE doesn't "also" handle it, IPS handles these questions and (apparently) RPG.SE also handles them when related to RPGs.
Leaving aside whether it is actually a better site for the question or not, how am I supposed to recommend a different site when I think it is a better fit for the question than RPG.SE?
Here is the full (now deleted) interaction (minus my first comment, which was deleted much earlier by the moderator):
I did not receive any kind of comment response or moderator message from the moderator; the comment thread was just silently deleted, rather than moved to chat.