I suppose of all sites for people to pick apart explicit meanings from questions, this would be it, but I was surprised to get down-voted when I answered a question with more details than the question explicitly asked for.
To be clear, I am not belly-aching the fact that I was down-voted. I am curious about what are the expectations for answers on this site. I don't want to start a flame war; I just want a civil discussion about this topic.
The question essentially asked if, and why, one form of a sentence was preferred over another. My answer also went into details about the differences in the two sentence forms.
Thoughts? Should I have just answered "Yes, because that's how it is"?