I'm not asking as a result of bitterness, I'd just really like to know what I am doing wrong per the spec.
I have only two questions on programmers SE, both of which got closed. By contrast, I am an avid user of StackOverflow proper and have never had any issues with questions being closed as off topic. I'm specifically referring to these two posts:
Specifically I have asked regarding scoring metrics for searching. Admittedly the wording is somewhat vague, but the intention was to elicit responses from an algorithmic perspective. This is specifically mentioned in the FAQ as being on topic:
[from the FAQ]
- algorithm and data structure concepts
- design patterns
Yet again, my second question:
I would consider at least to fit under the umbrella in the FAQ spec as:
- freelancing and business concerns
Though I suppose I could see where subjectively it could be considered a question of relating back to the previous developer. That said, I did try to keep the wording as objective as possible to understand what the general consensus was on what was proper.
I find it worthy to note that both these questions received a couple upvotes, which would indicate to me that at least some users were interested in potential responses and felt they were constructive.
I must admit I feel uncertain about what kind of things are appropriate for Programmers SE and how the format of these questions could be improved (if at all). I admit that even while trying to be impartial I find this kind of moderation counter-productive if other people were interested in potential responses. Have I misunderstood the model?