How do I deal with a situation where I am /trying/ to ask a question, but everyone is telling me I'm not?
I mean, clearly, I am asking a question. I can see the question, I can see how it is answered if I had the knowledge, I just don't yet have the answer.
Then people come in, and they, also not having the answer, tell me I'm not even asking a question?
Then, instead of helping me redefine my question, they just tell me I'm wrong. Sometimes they offer alternative questions, but those are usually entirely different questions that would have different answers than I am looking for. Then, once I explain that their questions are NOT going to answer what I'm actually asking, they just flag me, accuse me of all sorts of nefariousness, and my question goes unanswered.
So I can't ask perfect questions that are can be understood by literally everyone. Yes, I admit, that is one of my weaknesses. I don't think that should mean that the ONLY reaction I get is basically being told not to even ask the question, because I couldn't ask it in a way THEY wanted me to ask it for THEM to be able to answer it within THEIR knowledge set. AS IF I SOMEHOW ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING THEY KNOW?
How am I supposed to ask so specifically, when I am already here because of the point that I don't know, which is why I am asking a question?
What is the point of asking questions to answers I don't know if all anyone here does is fight over if it is a question or not? It is pettiness? Are they upset that since THEY can't personally answer it and get rep that it somehow is no longer a valid question?
Even now in this post I am not sure what my question is, but obviously I am without an answer. Perhaps I need help asking my question, but that doesn't mean I don't have a question. What the heck? :(
This meta post is basically a duplicate of my situation. Based on the answer I have made my own question:
You did exactly the right thing: if you think a question was closed incorrectly, coming here and creating a question explaining clearly why you think it should be re-opened is the appropriate thing to do.
Except I already covered everything I possibly could in the original post, which is now deleted, and I don't feel like arguing all that crap again because it seems like it would fall upon the same deaf ears.