My post which was aimed at not asking a question but at sharing knowledge was closed today.
When posting a question on Stack Overflow, there's a little checkbox below which says "Answer your own question – share your knowledge, Q&A-style"
I tried finding ways to parse XML with Java via Groovy but couldn't find one on Stack Overflow. I also found many people asking a solution for the same but no success. So, I went on to write a post about it by asking and answering the same. The sole aim here was to help people who faced a similar situation. And I was really excited about the fact that I could contribute (maybe a little) to the ways of XML parsing by starting this post.
I also got another fellow suggesting a couple of different ways to achieve the same.
Until today when I saw some community members downvoted and closed my question without any proper reason. Let me know if my post isn't genuine or if it's copied or if it's a duplicate or if it's not trying to solve a problem.
My question - is Stack Overflow all about just asking/answering bigger and complex and harder questions and not sharing knowledge (which of course may mean insignificant to some but can help others a lot)
My Request - Can we have feature on Stack Overflow where community members provide an explanation of why they close a post and also provide some constructive feedback. Trust me it'll be a great help and also it'll avoid discouragement.