Occasionally, questions that seem very simple or straightforward disguise some depth of insight into English language. These are the gold dust of this site and of inquiries into language in general. However, it's not always easy to frame such questions clearly.
One such question can be found here: Is the sentence "How is name?" localised to game-specific forums?
Now, it is quite understandable that one might not quite get the issue with this question. It is quite fine-grained and so kernel of it might easily pass you by if you weren't reading it closely. This shouldn't in any way stop you giving your opinion about the question. In fact, if you have something constructive to say, you positively should do so.
However - posters, and readers wanting to read other people's posts, should also be able to ask questions about why posts have been closed or migrated. The fact that such questions might not be so simple as they at first seem, is one of the reasons why. Posters should not be subject to aggressively negative responses here merely because they are asking the question. More importantly, we should refrain from being overly judgmental or abusive to the people asking such questions. This is firstly because doing so is against the principles of this site, but secondly because it may show up our own flagrant ignorance.
Abuse such as this:
Your profile doesn't say whether you're a native speaker. But if you're not, you should be able to understand that the question is a better fit to ELL. And if you are, I don't know - perhaps your mother never asked "How was school today?" when you got back, or perhaps you really are a bit of an idiot.
... should be unacceptable here purely on the basis that it is offensive.
Unfortunately, this commenter's attitude is discernible in a depressingly large number of comments and answers on this SE site.
This particular comment by this particular Stack Exchange poster makes one wonder, what is the correct response to:
- How is this poster?