Yesterday, this got asked: When a permanent has a "When a creature dies" ability, and gets destroyed at the same time as creatures, does that ability trigger?
We've had questions before on what happens when such a creature/permanent dies simultaneously with others. It got closed as a duplicate of:
- This Marchesa question: What happens when a creature with "Whenever a creature dies" dies simultaneously with multiple other creatures?, and
- This Teysa question: Does the 2nd ability of Teysa, Orzhov Scion trigger with mass destruction?
The latter two are currently open, and the first of the two has a title phrased as a canon question on the topic. My issue is: it is the worst of the three at being a canon question.
Ideally, a canon question on a topic is be really clear and simple. It should be focused on that one topic as much as possible, with minimum excess, so as to not reduce clarity at all. That way, people will search for it, find it, and understand it, and not ask a new question — nor find themselves S.O.L. when we close their new question as a duplicate.
The Marchesa question is the most complex and unsuitable of these three! The question is the longest, and there are more mechanical bits involved in this particular situation (resurrection, counters, a condition on the trigger) than the other two questions (you get cards/spirits).
Both of the other two are short and simple by comparison. I attempted to make the one asked yesterday the new canon question (I wasn't aware of the Teysa question), and retitle Marchesa's question to its original non-canon-ish state, but that retitle got contested and rolled back by another member (comments about that here).
So. Bottom line: I think we should retitle one of the other two as our canon question on the situation, or create a new one, and not stick with Marchesa as a canon question nor keep it with a title that gives it the impression of being one. What should we do?