One of our users, EMS, asked this question which has been put on hold by the community:
He does not understand the reasoning behind it being closed (the following has been abridged by me to get to the heart of his question from multiple comments, please read the full comment string to understand full context rather than assuming this is the discussion verbatim):
Given that I have had a lot of experience with other Stack Exchange sites for the past few years, I always read a new site's guidelines and make an earnest effort to design questions that fit well within those guidelines. Our subjective opinions may differ about the question, but I have definitely tried to make it very clear what I am asking, and to ensure that what I am asking very clearly fits with the site's goals for productive questions.
I've come to accept closed questions as part of the Stack Exchange world. Meta sites do not offer fair ways for question-posters to provide context and evidence that their questions, as-asked, do satisfy the FAQ and guidelines.
Meta does not actually offer a fair chance for a user to defend their question as-asked. It's not difficult for four or five people to misinterpret a question, to subjectively dislike it, or to infer a tone that readers didn't generally infer. So the random opinion of four or five folks is not a good signal (although, sure, it's better than nothing). The trouble is that moderators who read meta essentially universally side with votes to close or migrate.
meta discussions virtually never lead to a moderator saying, "You know what, the original post was valid as-it-was, so let's roll everything back to that and remove the close/migrate flags." This happens so rarely that it makes me lack faith in the process.
I'd also like to point out that there are several answers to the question, some of which have several up-votes. They seem as on-topic for the site as any other post about quitting that I've read on this site. I believe this is further evidence that the votes to close, and the opinion that the question is "too vague", are unjustified. I don't expect anyone to agree with me, essentially because of the exact asymmetry problem I have been talking about (folks will just cheer for their side of the argument)
- Is this question actually on-topic?
- If not, why isn't it?