This question, for example, cannot fall under any of the following categories:
- Programming questions are off-topic on Meta Stack Overflow.
- This question does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community.
- The problem described here can no longer be reproduced.
The question linked to isn't related to SO/SE in any way. I know I can fill in an "other" reason outside of off-topic, but I doubt that this type of situation is that uncommon.
EDIT: The question linked to has been removed, here is a screenshot: