I am beginning to form an opinion that most of the users in meta are hardly bothered in reading the question completely. All they want to do is downvote. It's like a mad race. In many of my previous questions, I had to explicitly write something like this.
I am not requesting for a feature. It's some help that I need from the community.
Even asking for help is apparently wrong in Meta. I understand if there is no research efforts or is a poorly written question then the question deserves a downvote.
In the first example, I somehow was not surprised by Tim's comment. Trust me this is what we have become. A Downvoting machine. I asked two SO members yesterday if I should post a question on meta. You know what was their reply... "Best Of Luck!!!"
Honestly? Situations have become that bad in Meta?
In the Second example, the question was closed as duplicate without even reading what my actual question was in-spite of me highlighting the exact question. That duplicate question was no where even close to the question that I asked besides being a duplicate of some other question. This clearly shows how attentive we are to questions :( If you go through the edit history and the comments under the question, you will see how frustrated I was with the responses I was getting.
Just wanted to share what I felt and I am sure there are many who share the same feeling...
Please note that I am not aiming specifically at these two examples. The above are just examples. So let's keep these out of the discussion and talk more in general about various posts.
If I am wrong then there is nothing to worry about. But what if I am right? What do you think should be done to make our users comfortable? I would definitely love to hear your opinion.