Please read the full question before downvoting.
I am a very happy stackoverflow user, i also use quite a few other stackexchange sites with a very good feeling.
On no other stackexchange site i noticed this quite aggressive downvoting and closing of questions.
my last questions which was closed:
closed as off-topic by joeqwerty, Ward, yoonix, masegaloeh, mdpc Aug 9 at 19:50
This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- and >off-topic is not always intuitive, you can learn more about it by reading >the help center. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
"Questions seeking installation, configuration or diagnostic help must include the desired end state, the specific problem or error, sufficient information about the configuration and environment to reproduce it, and attempted solutions. Questions without a clear problem statement are not useful to other readers and are unlikely to get good answers." – Ward, yoonix, masegaloeh
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit your question.
what makes my question worse than Configuration to send postfix mail logs to a database
but this is not a request to also close the question, even if the question was short it has a helpful answer which could be found on google and also helped me to get a direction.
i read the following links but nothing really helped me to improve my question.
off-topic was given for reason but why is the question offtopic?
i flaged the question to get a hint from a moderator but i only get one comment (not sure if it's the moderator)
stackoverflow is much more kindly on that. a comment is much more helpful than a downvote especially if a non native speaker wrote the question.
- how to ask questions correctly here on serverfault?
- why questions are downvoted/closed so aggressivly here compared to stackoverflow?
please tell me why, tell me what could be enhanced or better written. i nearly stopped asking, reading and answering questions here, because of the aggressive downvoting and while i write this question i see this questions downvoted and closed because its a "meta" question and don't belong here or whatever. i asked it here, because i don't look for this question answered on the meta page, where a different clientele reads the question. i want to ask it to the serverfault clientele.
so please be kind, don't see rules too strict.
No one who needs to ever reads anything...- Q.E.D. ( I wonder ...)
but why this aggressive downvoting? i received another downvote on my old questionYou brought attention to it by posting this. Bring attention to a good post, it gets more upvotes. Bring attention to a bad post, it gets more downvotes. In that your question can be interpreted as a request to do free work for you (write me a script that does [foo]), it's not surprising in the least that it would get downvoted heavily. The community really doesn't like that kind of question/request.