Can you please reopen this question: Collective noun for lightning(s) / thunderbolts
I really think that people were not fair about this question and I really feel like people are being against ideas without concrete reasons.
The question was not primarily opinion based. It was not a writing advice. It is related to English Usage.
I was simply asking a word and provided an example sentence. And I provided a lot of information to clarify. I listened to the advices in the comments and improved the question as well.
The more I clarified the more people became against it. They also up-voted the comments with misleading information and ignored my effort. I asked people to write their comments as a detailed answer but they did not choose to do that.
Am I a lone ranger here? What am I missing here?
Note: There is a similar question asked before which is open and up-voted: Collective Noun for Fire
I even provided much more explanation than that.
Note 2: There are a lot of usages in literature and technical context that can sound ungrammatical to the native speaker. But it is still English. Are we only expecting things that will "sound" grammatical to native speakers and used in everyday speech? Can't we talk about literary and technical usages?
Also, if there is a plural form of lightning out there but we cannot use with a collective noun, then explain why as an answer. Is it so hard to do this? I included this question later also in the question body.
I'm not adamant about using a collective noun. I would accept an explanation as an answer also. I listened to your voice, improved the question as much as possible, but I feel like I'm being misunderstood.
Note3: Isn't this an advanced English site? Why would we be against uncommon usages? or usages in literature? (this is different than writing advice, there is a literary-english tag)
As I said, there are similar questions like this asked before and they are open. I really don't understand why this question is being treated differently.
Note4: I would like to hear different voices other than being against the question (or being against me within the opportunity of this topic)
Final note: Thanks for the support.