Recently I asked a trivia question about the oldest actors cast relative to their biopic subjects. This question was closed for being off-topic trivia.
This surprised me, as I've browsed this community for years and seen many, many similar trivia questions. Some examples are:
- Who was the oldest actor to portray a teenager?
- Of all the movies and TV shows ever made, which of them is set furthest in the future?
- What is the longest aired episode of a TV series?
- Where and when does the "idea" light bulb appear for the first time?
- What's the earliest example in comedy of someone reading out the prognosis as the patient quickly suffers them all one by one?
- What is the first animated cartoon?
- What is the first television show with a trans male lead?
- What was the first film project to have double directors?
- Is this the biggest age gap between romantic leads where the actress is the older?
None of these questions are closed. None are labeled off-topic. The last five examples are from the past year.
The help center is not helpful. It says that off-topic trivia is "Unimportant trivia that does not add to the understanding or appreciation of the title.", but I am struggling to understand why "the biggest age gap between romantic leads where the actress is older" passes this bar but "the biggest age gap between actor and subject where the actor is older" does not.