Here's a question I asked: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/232549/old-ipod-ipod-mini-sales-figures
It was put On Hold, with this reason chosen:
"Basic Customer Support or questions asking to recommend or find off-site resources (Mac/book/software/tutorial) are off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, edit to clearly describe your problem and the research done so far to solve it."
The key part, I assume, is "questions asking to [...] find off-site resources [...] are off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam."
There's nothing opinionated about the answer to my question. It's a simple factual question. I tried finding the answer and could not, so I asked.
So far I've only explained why the chosen reason to close is incorrect. I suppose I aught to actually argue that my question does belong. From the Help Center:
Ask Different is for users of Apple products. If you have a question about ...
- Apple hardware
... then you're in the right place to ask your question!
The iPod is Apple hardware, so my question is on-topic.