I am quite new to Stack Overflow, so I might not have completely grasped how to ask questions, such that they do not upset people.
Earlier this evening, I was particularly unlucky with this question: Lightweight language+framework combination for REST-service, for deployment on remote servers? I am course very interested in good answers to the question, so it is quite a disappointment for me to have it closed.
I have seen other questions of similar nature, PHP YAML Parsers, getting many upvotes, so it puzzles me a bit. It seems that when the discussion goes outside the scope of a specific language, people are afraid of "subjective wars" with unsubtantiated opinions... But I find it kind of counter-intuitive to ask for solutions in a specific language, since I haven't chosen one yet...
How and where should I ask my questions about choice of technology?