I was flabbergasted to see this question: I'm designing a no-data USB cable : How should the end be marked? not only in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar, but receiving many upvotes, and not being closed.
In trying to understand why this question I asked was closed (Universal rideshare icon), in the context of this new question.
The explanatory text for why my question was closed was:
"Questions requesting Icon Suggestions are off topic. While the subject of icons is on topic, there's very little value in soliciting suggestions for a specific icon in a specific context. See this meta post for more information about this topic."
The no-data USB question makes such remarks as:
What graphic treatment might work, so consumers don't confuse this with a full USB cable capable of transmitting data?
I've checked with the USB implementors forum, and there's no standard logo for this case.
How does this not meet the same criteria that was used as rational to close my icon question? The no-data USB question is just as specific of an application as my ride-sharing icon question, if not more so.
Again, I am just trying to get a better understanding of the consistency of enforcement of the topic of questions on this site.