I have problems with writing good, on-topic questions and would like to know what went wrong with some of my questions and how to improve them. If something is clearly obvious to you, it might not necessarily be clearly obvious to me. Some of my thoughts (questions arranged from most to least recent):
Are fares for US transcontinental flights at an all-time low? (2 upvotes, 2 downvotes)
I don't know how this question could be controversial. Air fares! It should be easily researchable and answered. There's probably something I am not seeing.
Are patterns of holes in surfaces surprisingly good clickbait? (4 upvotes, 3 downvotes)
I understand that I initially asked a question that wasn't in the claim ("Does trypophobia elicit curiosity?") rather than the claim, which I intended to do. However, it seems that there is a fundamental problem with the question itself even after the edit. Probably another question where I am missing something.
Did people in the Renaissance believe that the heart had two chambers? (1 upvote, 4 downvotes; deleted)
I always thought this was a good question. I am guessing its not because modern day scientists agree the heart has four chambers. I guess you learn to not ask this question through experience?
I can see how this question is related to history and art, something others may not necessarily want to see on Skeptics.SE (why?). There is a comment I would like (and can't get) clarification on. Would this question belong on other SE sites? Does it not belong on any SE site at all? In general, am I forcing questions onto SE?
Is America “seeing a spike in celibacy fuelled by economics, technology and female empowerment?” (17 upvotes, 5 downvotes)
I fail to see the controversy. I am probably also missing something. I understand that definitions can be tricky, but I was also told to not define terms.
Is 95% of what you read in the financial press “either wrong or irrelevant?” (3 upvotes, 2 downvotes; closed)
I thought this belonged on Skeptics.SE until I was told the claim is a general "everything you hear is wrong" cliche (?). If only I can do a better check beforehand. Is there a way to check for opinion-based questions before asking them?
Will the third Heathrow runway fill up within 25 years? (1 upvote, 3 downvotes; closed)
Maybe this question is asking about the future. Maybe its not. I think its not, but my thinking is obviously biased for my own questions. Could someone convince me this question is really asking about the future?