An API design is actually a programming question, but it can't be answered like "replace
== on line 10". Moreover, the asking person has some idea how it should look like and has to start with presenting the idea, otherwise the answers would explore many different directions and not fit together. Starting with such a presentation makes the question appear like no question at all, so it collects closing votes.
Maybe it's just a matter of how the question should be formulated? But I've read the FAQ and have no idea how to make it better. I'm curios if you can advice me.
Maybe is SO not the right place for such questions? If so, I'd see it as a needless constraint.
To be more concrete, this is the question, which lead me to this one.
Please, spare me comments about whining. I'm old enough not to whine because of some critiques. I'm just asking how to solve a problem of mine.