Am I really that bad in writing? Am I really getting worse and worse?
I am a part of The Community (I am proud that I can write it in capitals; there is no sarcasm in here) for at least 10 years. I've been acting more or less actively in these years. But, in general (and in theory):
- my knowledge of the rules and on-topic / off-topic areas
- my understanding of how things are working in here
- my ability to formulate correct and on-topic questions
should get better as time passes by. We call that "experience".
It seems it is not. Not in my case. Why? In general:
- A "couple of years ago" I had no more than 2-3 closed questions per year.
- "Today" I have one closed question per 2-3 weeks.
Looks to me like a 1000% increase.
I must be doing something wrong. Can you help me understand what?
Are mods "taking things over"?
(the following is a joke in most parts!)
If I am not doing anything wrong and if on contrary--s experience suggests--I am getting better and better then maybe the explanation is a conspiracy theory?
Maybe there are more and more mods that have a secret agreement to make much too harsh decisions and to close as many questions as they can. To purge Stack Exchange of everything that is at least 1% not as perfect as it should be? Purity is perfection?
No, of course not!
I may think that mods are making more and more harsh, bad and wrong decisions for the community, but the facts are totally different.
It's not about mods, it's about my misunderstanding.
It seems that for at least 11 years mods are encouraged into taking decisions as fast as possible. Even though they may seems aggressive. It seems that they are expected to remove everything that should be closed in the blink of an eye.
So, at least from technical perspective, nothing is wrong and the mods are not taking over. They find my content wrong and they're closing it.
Why is my content wrong?
Throw a D6 and get ... seven?
Could it be just a coincidence? Could it be that I just had a (really) wrong time or (many) bad days and simply had a period of wrong questions". Could it be that I am not that bad in writing? Could be that I do not have a decline in quality of asking?
Hard do believe, but still ...
If it is not them then it is me
- If my experience should gain through time.
- And the number of closed questions should be less and less as time goes.
- If the mods are not taking over.
- And if this isn't a coincidence?
Then it must be me. It must be that my questions are getting worse.
Can you help me track the problem? Can you help me fix it? Can you tell me what to avoid in what I am currently doing or what to do more that I am currently doing not enough?
Edit: I am getting closed questions on many pages (SF&F, Movies etc.) By no mean the case is specific to Web Apps or one single community. I would definitely and certainly handle this on particular website's meta, if my problem could be narrowed to just a single page or community.