I don't know about 'special' but I think the Help Center's 'Don't Ask' Page is very clear:
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ______ for ______, what do you use?”
- there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
- you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”
- your question is just a rant in disguise: “______ sucks, am I right?”
Polls typically fall under the first bullet point there. When asking what people do when they are having a less-productive-than-normal day, every answer is going to be equally valid. The actual question you asked was "How to deal with days in which you feel less productive?" and here are the (paraphrased) answers:
- It's not a problem unless it's happening very regularly for a reason
- It's not an issue, so maybe you can leave early
- It's not an issue, but you can take a walk and try to re-focus
- Go home or try Personal Productivity Stack Exchange
- It's not an issue if it's a random unproductive day, but if it's procrastination, here are some ways to tackle it
- It's not an issue, but here's what I do when it happens
- Do less fun tasks, maybe be more social
- You could be being less productive, or not want to do your assigned tasks for some reason
- Occasional days are not an issue, but if they're happening regularly, is one of these the problem?
- Don't worry about the occasional day, but if this is happening regularly, is one of these the problem?
- Facebook! Or self-growth! Whatever!
- Do minor tasks that you have to get out of the way
- "This is where you really should know your strengths and weaknesses! Identify them and work with them to achieve a positive outcome, even your weaknesses may result in a positive outcome."
By my count, the consensus seems to be, "This happens to everyone, don't sweat it". But people are concerned because it sounds like you have a specific problem that you think needs being solved, which is why several people bring up entire lists of clarification questions for if it is happening regularly. If I were having a less productive day, reading through those 13 answers will not help me be more productive and solve my problem. If I am having regular unproductive days, then the two answers that are trying to address that are filled with a dozen more questions that there is no way for me to answer.
- It isn't clear that you have a problem
- It isn't clear what you want in a solution
- As asked it is basically, "What do you do when you don't feel like working?"
This is a "chatty, open-ended question that diminishes the usefulness of our site" and is definitely not "practical, answerable question" as a result. Four other people voted to close it in addition to me, so it definitely was a community decision.