I haven't got a lot of time to argue for someone else's question but I really can't understand why a question that's gained almost 2000 views in a day and has a useful answer and an informative comment, has been closed as general reference.
The only issue I would have with it is that such a simple answer probably doesn't deserve so much rep, but that's not a reason to close it.
I am a native English speaker with a decent grasp of English, and I learnt two interesting facts from this post.
So I flagged it with the message:
"This should not be closed. I have learnt two things very useful to know, that I did not previously know. The first comment and the answer are both very informative. It has almost 2000 views since being asked yesterday. Closing this and questions like it is detrimental to this site."
And commented the same on the question. My flag was declined with the reason:
"flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention"
But that's exactly why flagged it. Also because I can't vote to reopen. I feel like my issue was brushed aside autocratically without any discussion.
Why has this useful question been deemed out of scope?