Recently I asked my first question on Stack Overflow.
It was "closed as not constructive. As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, see the FAQ for guidance.". I checked the FAQ but it seems to me my question actually is constructive and has 2 of the 4 characteristics of a constructive question.
- (no) a specific programming problem
- (no) a software algorithm
- (yes) software tools commonly used by programmers
- (yes) practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession
Also, I believe it has a clear description of the problem and a single question that can be answered without debate.
Please help me understand.