While I like stack exchange sites there a few things I'm frequently butting heads with moderators about and it's causing all sorts of grief. I need your help.
Frequently, I have a question that needs no further description. For example, let's say I'm on a questions about life site, I would ask, "Why is the sky blue?" and in the description, enter the same text, "Why is the sky blue?". The first thing would happen is the post process would flag my post and would indicate that my question does not meet the quality standards of the site. This is infuriating. If a title is the same as the description it does not mean it's low quality.
The second is the comment system. It requires that comments must be 15 characters in length. This also, is infuriating. If someone asks a questions, PC or Mac in the previous comment. I can't reply with just "PC" or just "Mac". So instead of writing out, "PC", I have to type out "I am using a personal computer". Instead of trusting me, the user, to write only what I need and not more, my freedom to use as many characters as I need and not more is taken away. I feel like I'm forced to fatten up my answer.
The third is when people come along and close my question as general reference. It is infuriating. I come to these sites to find answers and get thoughtful feedback. Some of the guys on these sites are experts. Experts at their art or craft, while others are expert at searching online and others are expert assholes. Someone will find the answer, on somewhere like wikipedia, and another guy will come along and close the question as general reference because the first guy found it on wikipedia when I couldn't find it. I and many others need help finding things online. When others close our questions it's like a slap in the face. That's the response it gives. It's really rude. Of course it can probably be found on wikipedia! But so what? I couldn't find it. Just because the answer is out there somewhere doesn't mean you shouldn't ask the question. If you understand that then I have hope.
NOTE: Asking the question gives the search engines a chance to index and find that answer on stack exchange sites even if it is a link to another resource.
I need someone to finish this thought as if they were me.
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Let me add another. When people are honest about grievances and the bring them to those that are grieving them and then their grievances are dismissed and voted down it makes the person feel unimportant. It makes them unappreciated. Let me make clear that I'm not here asking to be appreciate or asking to be made to feel important. Let me make it clear that that is the feeling I get when these things occur. That is how it makes me feel. I didn't come here expecting to feel like * just from asking a question. BUT this is how this choice of behavior has felt. You may or may not care. I don't really want your explanation. Just an FYI. Something to think about. I'm your visitor. Before you say it, I'll say it, maybe I don't "fit".