During the definition phase, the highest voted example question of this site proposal was:
What's the difference between the MIT and the BSD license?
with 19 upvotes and 1 downvote.
Naturally, someone asked this question. However, it got closed as too broad just two hours after it was asked.
Is this question indeed too broad, then how comes it was so popular during the definition phase? Or did the user who asked the question just asked it in the wrong way?
Please note that this is not a plea to reopen the question. Even though I was the one who proposed it in the definition phase, I do not feel offended that it was closed. I am just curious about why people found it acceptable during definition but not during beta.