Okay so I asked a fairly broad question with other possible answers regarding what is Wikidata? See here. I agree that this is quite a broad question and there are other places on the internet that attempt to answer this. However, all of the other explanations I have found have been severely lacking, akin to "This programming function is poorly documented, can the SO community explain it to me better?" What I am trying to say is, "the purpose and use of Wikidata is very poorly explained elsewhere on the Internet, can the SO community help explain this concept of Wikidata.org".
Quoting from the FAQ, I feel as I fall into the latter category here:
If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here. However, if your motivation is “I would like others to explain ______ to me”, then you are probably OK.
While I'm not 100% sure as to why my question was closed as 'off-topic', I would like to know what MSO would recommend as a constructive way to ask this question and contribute to the SO community.