I disagree with the sentiment that "well managed" equals smacking people over the head with the rules as soon as there is an opportunity. I disagree with the sentiment that rules-lawyering makes for a community with "high standards". And I disagree with the sentiment that moderator's subjective opinions are the Be All And End All when judging whether a question / answer is "good" or not. The forum does not exist for the moderators' sake, for them to impose their ego on others and get a power-trip on wielding a stick. But I am seeing some tendencies in that direction
While that comment above is bit too heated, lets have look at it more:
Arguments supporting that feeling:
- This site has very quick response rate: If you post bad question here, it gets closed pretty quickly
- Sometimes you have question closed without knowing why For example this first-time poster got two close votes without knowing why - without any comment posted
- There are some completionists: Some people do anything for virtual points and badges. One hard to get is for reviewing and casting close votes. Therefore users can get close vote without any comment
- Lots of people feel like closing a question is end of the World(building) Including me. Getting your own question closed feels bad. Especially when you get little clue why did that happen
Arguments against this feeling
- This community has litllest amount of down votes cast At least my own feeling. Yes, you can get question closed, but you lose little to none internet points
- When you ask for help, you receive one: Especially on chat there seems to be always someone online and willing to help out. The same can be told about Meta
- Closed question is not the end If you update the question, it can get reopened
But how does the community feel?
We faced one frustraded user. But maybe we are having bigger problem. Which may just be "We have been too much welcoming and all the scope discussion made us to close more question that we used to."
So, what do you think?