I love the stackexchange network of websites, and use a lot of them to learn stuff. I have a problem with skeptics, though.
I'm having a hard time figuring what the site is really about. Some questions I ask are answered, others are closed within a few hours as being "off topic".
How come this is the only website with such a complicated answer to "what is off topic ?" :
- FAQ: Must all questions be notable?
- How notable does a claim have to be for questions about it to be considered on-topic?
"it is for researching the evidence behind claims. It is not for (...) investigating original claims.". Then what's a "good claim" ? I got this question answered with nothing more than "I read in an email that ..." !
Questions are closed with not much more explanation than "read the FAQ" (RTFM ?), and it's easy for a newbie like myself to feel discouraged.