I thought (What percent of earth's population live in a time zone whose UTC offset (in hours) is not a multiple of 1?), was a good, on-topic question since it:
- articulates a quite complicated question clearly (although suggestions/improvements very welcome), lays out the research done before asking, presents those findings of the research clearly in the question etc.
- It seems on topic for GIS, since it concerns geographic segments of a larger area, and their respective populations (seems this is exactly the type of question GIS software is primed to answer)
but it has since been deleted.
Is it possible have it reinstated? My best guess is that it was mistaken a trivial exercise (one comment literally refers to it as a "trivia question")
Also, although the question doesn't specify a particular GIS software, it does contain enough generalisable pseudo code which should be easily written in code to suit any GIS software package (that's the point of pseudocode - that it can easily be interpreted in any language)