The questions are getting closed quite often in all Stack Exchange communities, and many users (new users in particular) look for help on what it means and how to reopen them.
The Help Center page of the general Meta has this page "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" intended to help the users to improve the question, understand the potential reasons of closure, and offer ways to proceed further. This page is sometimes linked from the community help centers, as well (see the page on closed questions of Stack Overflow's help center).
One of the items that the page suggests is posting on the community's meta site:
If you're simply unsure about the validity of the closure, the best place to ask is on the community's meta site. Asking in the meta site allows those who took the action to comment, and will help others to learn about the issues being discussed. You can find a link to a site's meta in the two place in every site's top bar: under the "help" menu in the upper right, and in the Stack Exchange site switcher in the upper left.
However, for users that are not aware of the community's meta, all Metas can look the same. Therefore, they might try following the aforementioned instructions, see the first item that has the keyword meta in it and post the question there. Unfortunately, this will be this meta.
This creates a problem for several reasons:
- such posts get heavily downvoted quickly
- this often places the question into the Close questions review queue and requires reviewers' attention
- the user might not actually get an answer to their concerns while feeling frustrated
Can we improve the writing of this paragraph to make it more clear? Can we add some emphasis on the difference between general Meta and community's Metas? Can we add a sentence of what not to do?
- This, soon-to-be-closed and probably deleted-in-the-future question with comment1, comment2 leading me to write the story as I wrote it.
- Related question that I've just asked on Stack Overflow to try improving the situation from the other end.