A few months ago I asked this question:
The question was downvoted, and then closed without any explanation, despite generating some useful answers. I commented to ask for an explanation, but I never received one. I still do not understand fully why it was closed. The only things I can think of are:
- Too much background. I thought adding more context to the issue might be helpful, but perhaps in doing so I made it look too personal, diverting away from the core question in the title, and made it look more like an "agony aunt" issue. The top answer did deduce that I had an underlying concern that was personal, and I do admit they were right, but obviously I couldn't ask such a question directly on the Workplace SE. Perhaps I should have avoided the context and just pretty much repeated the question in the title.
- Too specific. Maybe such a question isn't very helpful to others. I am inclined to personally believe that the core question would be helpful, but perhaps I am mistaken.
- I'm being a nosy git and shouldn't be prying into the working life of my lodger. A viewpoint I can appreciate and understand, perhaps it is something I should not have asked in the first place. It isn't about me, after all, it is about someone else.
The question is pretty stale now, so there's probably no point in editing it to get it re-opened, but any answers here will help me to ask better questions, should I need to, in the future. Thanks.