When I am reading the question Can adding weight to something make it fall slower? in Physics SE, I notice that (or think that) the reason it can get to the Hot Question zone is the misunderstanding of the word fall that the OP (and I (and even you)). For anyone who has learnt physics, when they see the keywords "add weight" and "fall", their mind will automatically recall to the famous experiment of Galilei in the Pisa tower. That experiment is about the freely falling of the object, while the phenomenon that the OP trying to explain is the falling of the tip of the stick whose the other end lays on the ground. I think changing the title will make it clearer, but I don't know how to change.
I think that the word fall when it doesn't have context will be thought to fall freely in the air. Is there a word for the falling action of a stick with one end is at the ground, not falling freely in the air?