Just stumbled upon the closed question about professional car driving in India. It got closed as being too localized. Do we all agree on this sentiment?
edmastermind29 comments that
"Sports related questions" are allowed based on its constructivity, objectivity, and usefulness toward a worldwide audience, aka community.
First of all, our FAQ does not mention "wordlwide" audience. Thus I do not accept that restriction as a reason for closure. There are quite some questions that have no worldwide relevance (NBA anyone? NFL?). Who wants to argue that Indian race car driving is not of international interest? Consider population numbers.
The FAQ does mention
How is it relevant to the community? Questions that are "too localized" (not useful to a wide range of users) are not encouraged at SE sites.
Now, India as a country, both areawise and populationwise certainly has a relevance to a huge part of the world population. Just looking at the population, which should be a metric preferred here over area, it's about three times more relevant than the USA. The criteria of a "wide range of users" is thus certainly met by restricting a question to India.
The question was viewed 34 times. Considering the user population of Sports of 844 users, that is a percentage of 4% and above a couple of other questions that weren't closed because of locality.
Update: Also would like to add that an open question about Indian race car driving might attract web users from that area, and motivate them to login to answer. More participants to this site would certainly be helpful. /Update
I'd vote for reopening. I'd also encourage the asker to change the question slightly to ask about the structure of Indian professional car driving organizations and leagues.
Where's the point that Jeff and others often make about we should constructively criticise and encourage wherever possible, and think twice about voting down or closing questions.
EDIT: Here's what is currently stated when questions are closed for being too localized.
This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, see the FAQ.