Many times, on many different SE sites, I see people complain about the Fastest Gun in the West problem. However, in private beta, we tend to see a completely different kind of problem. I don't yet have a name for it, but for now we'll call it the "Every Single Detail You Could Ever Want To Know About A Field All Tied Up In One Answer" problem, which could hint to the question being too broad.
This question asking What Are The Benefits Of Stretching Before Exercise and What Might Happen if One Doesn't? has an incredibly long answer.
Is it possible for an answer to be too long? Does this perhaps hint that the question is too basic or too broad?
Since the purpose of the private beta is to ask expert level questions, should questions like this be closed or deleted? Is it okay to leave a comment on the question to help the OP write better questions?
If you notice that you're writing an extremely long answer that might be providing all of the details of the entire field of Fitness and Nutrition, should you instead use your Private Beta close votes to close the question or should you let it be? Would you be doing the site a favor by closing the question? Are you hurting the site by playing along and providing an answer?
Do we want this site to be a place where experts will come or do we want it to die in beta, flooded with basic, academic questions and very detailed yet long, drawn out, unreadable answers?
I can see that Robert Cartaino posted a question Please Avoid Very Broad Questions During the Beta, yet there are still people posting broad, basic questions.
What can we do to stop this? Should we stop it? Does everyone on this site know that they have the power to close questions that are too broad? How can we educate everyone?