(hopefully this is the right place to ask)

I am asking this question because I am a bit concerned that questions are often not competently flagged, and users don't get support they need.

My question was tagged opinion based. But here is the problem: I have completely no answer to this question. So, if someone had given me even some answer, that would already help me a lot. But it was just marked opinion based: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/245076/skills-needed-for-kinect-development

Besides, as "opinion based" is concerned, I don't think this is opinion based, because there can be simple answer like you need to know basic physics for it, etc.

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I closed the question as opinion based, as everyone will have a different opinion as to what is required.

I might think that simply knowing a C like programming language is enough.

Someone else may think C# is needed. A third person may think basic physics is required.

It is not possible to tell, because "kinect development" is vague. What kind of kinect development? A game? A security system? Something else?

Even if it were clearer, opinions would still be prevalent - this is simply not something that can be objectively answered.

You also seem to believe that the goal of our sites is to provide help to individuals.

It isn't.

We are trying to build a corpus of good questions and good answers that are fact based and are useful to many people.

  • @Odded: OK then for some strange reasons this question was not closed right? programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/111558/… Just the answers were not fully satisfactory to me and I added multitouch aspect
    – user136713
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 20:24
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    Plus like I said, it would be nice to have site which helped users in the sense that: like in my case, even some answer would be useful for me, since like I said currently, I completely have no answer for this. And I think any person experienced in Kinect development could have given a reasonable answer to my question
    – user136713
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 20:25
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    Well, that's a very old question, from times before standards here settled down, and yes, it should and will be closed now. I understand your frustration, however, the goals are not to be the place for any and every possible question - only a specific subset.
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 21:07
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    sad ... sad ...
    – user136713
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 21:10
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    For a bit of history of the site and why we crack down on some types of questions: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/167516/…
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 16, 2014 at 11:06

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