As weird as the scope for this site is, I try to follow it with the occasional question I ask here. I'm also generally a positive person. But again and again i come here and get a negative response. When every question that is borderline on/off topic on a site that has such an awkward "area of topic" to pinpoint, gets a downvote and no comment suggesting improvement, from multiple people, consistently, it results in a site where people dont want to be.
The leader of the problem, and I know from over a year of experience with this site, is Gnat, followed by various others.
The comments I recently posted after asking what I think to be a fairly good question for this site pretty much sum up my complaints about him, and the generally more active voting community (a select few active users that have a big effect on the way questions are received due to sheer activity):
I figured I'd get a -1 from gnat as usual, he's, as usual, being a gnat, down voting posts without suggesting any reason or improvement. He basically has the contribution to the SE network of a bot, except spends less time focusing on each question than a script would, so he can zoom to edit and downvote the next question.
Yes, in frustration my opinion is expressed in an unkind manner, but accurate nonetheless. I think what I'm saying in not without merit, nor should it be offensive.
gnat is the reason I avoid asking questions in this community. If I were to have an issue with my question's scope and someone downvoted and said "Hey there's a problem here" that's fine, I'd fix it and thank the person for the advise. But on this site, the people all just downvote without explaining, every question I decide to ask here, and I understand the scope of the site fairly well. The people here are just very negative and make the site a bad place, and the pack leader of the negativity here is gnat.
I know you don't like the post, go ahead and down-vote it, all of you whom I'm talking about. I'm posting this opinion because I think there's a problem with negativity in this community, compared to many of the other SE communities that I enjoy being part of. Other sites downvote only a fraction of the amount that this site does, and in comparison up-vote much more. The site stats will confirm this if just looking at the front question pages of various networks isn't enough for you. And more importantly, other sites suggest improvements to questions, where as this one rushes to downvote and close.