Good day all
So I have been a member of the stackexchange site for sometime, about 2-3 years, having made a few contributions, asked a few questions and so forth, however I have noticed over the course of questions (and answers) is that each person, mostly moderators, are more focused on downvoting a question they do not deem fit for the site.
Now naturally, I can't ask a question about Newtons' laws of physics on serverfault, the same way I can't ask a C# question on Mathematica.
Here's the rub, take myself as an example, I am a university student 2nd/3rd year Bachelors in Computer Science, now I am still learning, about Mathematics, about coding methods, algorithms, etc. and say on the side I am trying to get to know Linux beter to migrate to.
Based on this, I might ask, how do I add a desktop icon in Linux Ubuntu Gnome or a similar question, but while asking the question, I find myself at a lack of the correct words, thus I am not able to make myself as clear as I would like.
Another example would be a problem who's answer is obvious to a mod/user but not to my will be downvoted.
I and many others (this is logical) would not ask a question if I do not know the answer to it, if I ask a stupid question, why downvote, I do not know the answer, so answer me. Else I will ask the question 3 times more, till I get an answer. That is what the site is for, right? Not downvotes, if I wanted negative feedback, I will post something depressing of facebook.
This here is a case, where I am not sure if I am making myself clear, but focus more on actual helping, instead of downvoting, since a 20k rating won't in any way help me with my question being answered!
UPDATE I like to compare life situation's to my time a primary school, since all of us have been there and all of us were equals there
All of you, even you new commers to this quesiton have asked a stupid question or something you didn't get but everyone else did.
Did you teacher/educator say, "Derp, go read you text book again",etc. or did he/she come and actually help you to find the answer to 5*7?
The purpose, for anyone and everyone is to help each other, hence the master-student parable, who are you going to be, a teacher that decides because this kid didn't get it the first time now he will be left behind or will you go and help this kid, and maybe, just maybe you could be of help to someone.
In the mean time, I'll go to yahoo answers from now on,
Thanks Stackoverflow, may you repository of real-world solutions lead man into a new age of thinking, hopefully where someone might show some kind of humanity to another!