I asked a question about a chronically late friend that got a whole heck of a lot more replies than I expected. While some of these answers have actually taken my specific request about not fixing her lateness, just getting a better estimate out of her to heart, I also have a whole lot of answers trying to justify, fix, or work around the lateness rather than addressing my need to just have a conversation with her about how we would appreciate better time estimates.
Over on rpgSE we'd consider this a frame challenge, and it's pretty frowned upon unless you state at the beginning of your answer that your intent is to challenge the frame of the question and address what you think is the root issue.
To me, a lot of the answers I have gotten are insensitive to the fact that we're not interested in fixing her lateness. In fact, the top voted answer right now has a comment specifically addressing this;
You might want to make this more appropriate to OP by making it explicit that if you actually do hear from her while you're waiting those 10 minutes (or better yet, before), and she finally comes clean about it, to reward that behavior by waiting the extra time (and forwarding the message on to others). Your answer is good, but the part OP is asking for (Not to make her on time, just to get her to let others know she's late and by how much) was not the clearest in the answer. [Source] (bolding mine)
Is this just a cultural difference between rpgSE and ipsSE, or should I be doing something to focus the answers towards the type of solution I want? If the consensus is to just choose the answer I think was the best and move on, so be it. I'm just not sure if I have a responsibility here to undertake some kind of cleanup.