I asked a question about my new HP Proliant and got a very good answer but it was unclear to me if the answerer understood that I was using the server in production (although for home use). In other words, the load would be very small compared to anything in production for a business, but the data is critically important to me.
I asked a question to try to clarify whether the answerer correctly understood the situation, and another commenter decided to argue that the phrase "production quality" has some absolute meaning regardless of the purpose or context of the server. I explained and defended my use of the word "production" (if it's got real data and it's not QA, UAT, dev, etc., then it's production) since he didn't seem to understand this, and he became abusive, saying he was going to close the question "since [I] insist on being so appreciative of [his] answer".
This strikes me as a flagrant abuse of the power bestowed on him by his higher rep, but he also implied that the fact that my question is about a home server makes the question off topic. Is this true? Are our questions somehow invalidated by the fact that we're using the hardware at home rather than in an enterprise (or small business) setting? If so, why does that matter?