I can't tell you how often this has happened...
I ask my Ortodox rabbi a question. He doesn't know the answer, and suggests that I ask it on Mi Yodeya. (He knows about this site and sometimes uses it.)
So, I ask the question, I don't have it closed, but the only one or two answers I get say, "ask my rabbi".
This is very frustrating. What am I supposed to do? Find a different rabbi who will tell me the same thing?
I'm quite sure that I'm not the only one who has this situation.