This may seem like an attempt at trolling for reputation, but I recently posted [a *fun, offtopic* question][1] (that I tagged as such), It was similar to an existing question, but I thought it was different enough to stand on it's own.  However, I quickly got 5 close votes, then a fury of comments and then it was Locked.

I do agree that marking this particular question as Locked probably was best because the comments were getting out of control.  However, I still like the question and think it has some value.