I would like to know why my question has been closed nearly instantaneously?
I read the FAQ prior to asking, and it does not seem to contradict any of the following guidelines to me:
- inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”.
- tend to have long, not short, answers.
- have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone.
- invite sharing experiences over opinions.
- insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references.
- are more than just mindless social fun.
In fact, those are the exact types of answers I want for my question.
And it would seem to me to fall under the category of "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face". Is it not possible that someone else might need a product planning tool under similar circumstances?
I understand that there is a desire to keep this site constructive, but if people can't ask real-world questions, then what is the point? I use other StackExchange sites regularly without nearly the amount of trouble avoiding getting my questions closed. I can't help but feel that the atmosphere of legalism on Programmers is hindering what could be an even more useful site.
Nobody owes me anything, and I'm grateful for anyone who is willing to help me. However, this is not a particularly welcoming environment, and I don't think I'm the only one who thinks so. If this sort of question is not acceptable here, then perhaps someone is interested in pointing to me to a website where people will answer questions like mine.