Years ago, I posted a question about using transfinite arithmetic in relation to renormalization, and if memory serves me right, my question was closed for being "fringe." So imagine my surprise a few weeks ago, upon reading Bruno Augenstein's "Links between physics and set theory" and seeing him ask exactly the question I had asked, except with way more details and fully indicating that the question was admissible in the mainstream-physics context (e.g. by citing Ulam's own musings).
To my knowledge, Augenstein was not a fringe scientist, much less was Ulam an outlier. So why was my question closed? Was there a different SE that the question was a better fit for (I've seen that there used(?) to be a Theoretical Physics SE or something, for example)? Would it have been possible to migrate my question from here to a better-fitting locale?
Now, I have no interest whatsoever in my question being reopened, here, since having read Augenstein's essay, I got pretty much all the answers I could reasonably expect to have gotten in this connection. I just think it was weird that the question got the response that it did on this site. I've only just started learning calculus in detail (via Keisler's book) and I don't think that I would, on average, be a good contributor to the PhysicsSE, since I wouldn't be able to answer other people's questions helpfully at this time. So I'd rather not dilute the PhysicsSE with weak attempts at contributions. But all that being said, I don't see that this one contribution years ago (of two or three total, I don't remember for sure), was all that bad, since it would have been easy enough to answer (someone could have just cited Augenstein's essay).