Why was this meta question which has 2 excellent and comprehensive answers closed?
OP may be arguing against both evidence and experience, and many members may disagree, but is that any reason to close a meta question?
The close reason says:
This question does not appear to be about Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, within the scope defined in the help center.
OP is clearly discussing the type of evidence on which an answer must be based at Interpersonal.SE -- most members would agree it should be either personal experience or a valid reference, while OP says it needs to be only 'common sense.' You can disagree with OP but this is basically a discussion about the guidelines for writing a credible answer.
How is that 'not about Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack Exchange network?'
Does 5 downvotes on a meta question equate to 5 close votes?
I quote the most valid comment against closure in the whole discussion:
@HDE226868 Not all meta questions have to have a "question" in it. It can also have suggestions or announcements put forward, to which the community can raise their concerns or leave feedback in the answer boxes. It's tagged 'discussion'. Let's discuss, not close it. So far, I think this post is doing well. We got 2 good answers to it. This question should stay. – NVZ Jul 26 at 8:53