Humbly, I have 7 years experience in the network and have asked about 1,500 questions throughout different sites in it. I have recently joined Medical Sciences SE where I was managed to ask 37 questions until getting blocked from asking more for some time; it is a site in which almost any question is closed, either by lack of evidenced prior researched, asking for personal medical advice, or both. The OP is lucky if its migrated.
Many of the aforementioned closings happen to new users who didn't even know about the "draconian" demand of evidenced prior research which is perhaps unique to Medical Sciences SE (due to "evidenced").
This often brings a redundant chain of comments between very experienced users (including mods) to these new users, which could otherwise be prevented and time would have been saved for all involved.
From my experience in Chemistry SE, Biology SE and Psychology, Neuroscience SE, Computer Science SE, Super User SE and Unix and Linux SE, a similar problem happens there as well but not as frequent as in Medical Sciences SE.
I suggest to consider adding a unified structure for asking questions to all STEM network sites, so that all such websites (such as Medical Sciences SE) will have a unified structure for associated questions such as this one:
Background data which includes an explanation about how this session deals with general audience and isn't a personal medical advice request or an homework solution.
Evidence of prior research
A problem in understanding one or more sources in evidenced prior research or of experiencing a conflict between one or more sources to one or more sources.
A question based on the problem in understanding the condition (identical or similar to a question in title --- if there was one).
- Isolating a problem based on prior research can prevent what is very often assumed as XY problem
- Clearly requesting evidenced prior research will raise the change for mutual learning, will ensure good sources, will ensure more content and better SEO (if all goes right, hopefully) and will on the way prevent heresays
- It should prevent massive amount of closings as common in life sciences oriented network sites as I have clued as well as subsequent miscommunications between very experienced users (including mods) and new users; thus it will allow the mods more time to deal with more important stuff such as COC violations, migration, merging and alike
Per my opinion, evidenced prior research and isolated problem to solve in understanding, aren't the perfect path for a good question but they can certainly lead in that direction.
One could ask how to "access" the usage of such ready injected template to new users and what to do with old questions.