I'm curious about questions such as this one, which asks about the author of a particular academia-related quote:
I'm of the opinion that this is what StackOverflow would call a boat programming question. As they put it on the SO Meta site:
The fundamental rule is you can't just stick "for programmers" on a question to make it programming related.
My rationale for calling the above question a "boat programming" question is that it isn't about the meaning behind the quote, or the truthfulness of the quote. It's asking for the author of the quote.
Yes, I agree that the quote itself concerns academia. But that makes me question if asking for the author of any work (be it a book, poem, joke, etc.) related to Academia S.E. is on-topic. (Note: that could very well be considered a straw man argument, so please tell me if it is).
My question then is: what does Academia S.E. consider to be a "boat programming" question?