Apparently I had a two-year-old question closed and deleted by the mods because "it is not about software engineering, it's about etymology". However,
etymology is a valid tag when I posted the question, and there are 27 questions with this tag, one of which received 70+ upvotes.
If the mods think such questions are off-topic, shouldn't they kill the tag and delete all questions with this tag? I don't see how my question is different from any of those.
Also, can't they just migrate the question to another SE, e.g. Linguistics or English Language, instead of deleting a question with 4 upvotes outright?