Yesterday, I asked a question about how separation of layers should be demonstrated to me as a customer of software development. The question was promptly closed as off-topic, to some surprise for me. I still find the question relevant (also for programmers among which I still consider myself) -- even though the question was asked as a client to you as programmers? Being a big Stack Overflow fan, I hope to be able to get input for my new role in the development process here.
Should I go to another Stack Exchange site? Or just cut my ties and realize that I'm with the enemy now? Thinking of the whole agile movement, I assumed that the nature of the interaction between programmers and clients would be relevant to discuss here. Thus I humbly asked how a programmer would go about documenting a specific aspect of an application (in this case layer separation).
Please advise me how to still be able to get input from programmers, without being cut off for being off-topic.