In a comment to a question, I mentioned that I hadn't heard the usage of a specific term as an American. I was told that the comment was not relevant and would have been subject to request for deletion, especially in the context that my not hearing this term is no excuse, ostensibly because it was used historically and in other countries. In addition, my mentioning such apparently implied to the other editor that I assumed that the OP was American. I don't know how this is relevant or extrapolated, though.
I'm not sure how this is subject for deletion, or censure. I'm a native English speaker. If a term or phrase isn't used in America, or at least hasn't been something that I've heard in use in my lifetime, should I not be able to comment that the usage appears awkward in American usage?
In a sub question, as a reaction to this dialog, it occurred to me that regional usage of English may not allow certain types of questions to be answered well within english.SE. Are there any stipulations regarding the proper usage of English within this site if the answer might be regional? For instance, "What is a word for a cylindrical battery operated light source?"
This comment is the particularly admonishing one.