Why the question was judged unsuitable for this site
This question did not meet the criteria for single word requests, and the original poster never edited it or returned to it in the approximately five days since it was closed (closed Aug 18 at 13:59, deleted Aug 24 at 1:58).
The question, stripped of fluff, basically consists of this:
Is there a word for a person who can't do things right? Or can't
handle things, and ends up messing up? I wanted to learn more about
words that might describe me, or something related to my
When the question was closed, a notification was posted that explained the close reason and linked to the tag information for for single word requests:
This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning.
To ensure your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific
about the intended use of the word. YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE
DEMONSTRATING HOW THE WORD WOULD BE USED
There was no sample sentence. In my opinion, a sample sentence isn't actually necessary if the question is clear enough otherwise, but this question was definitely not clear.
Use this tag for questions that are about finding a single word to fit
a meaning. Describe the intended meaning, its connotation—is it
laudatory or derogative, and/or context in as much detail as you can.
There was some description of the desired meaning. It's likely the desired connotation was negative, but it's not entirely clear, since the original poster wants to describe himself using the word. There was not much detail and pretty much no context.
Questions that show no research are likely to be closed.
There was no research.
Before making a single-word request, ask yourself the following
questions (taken from this meta topic about good request questions):
- Does the question describe exactly in what context you want to use a
- Does the question specify the criteria for which the
suggested word will be accepted?
- Does the question list which words
you didn't like?
- Does the question show that you searched for a
suitable word before asking the question?
The answer to all of these is "no."
Why it was deleted even though it had high-scoring answers
In general, if a question is bad enough to be close-worthy, it's bad enough to be deleted.
There are different opinions about the circumstances where "Bad questions can lead to good answers." (For what it's worth, I mainly agree with MrHen's answer to that question.)
Supposedly, this site's mission is to be a "library of detailed answers to every question about English language and usage." Single word requests, with their tendency towards single-word answers, have always been an uneasy fit with this goal, even though they constitute one of the largest categories of questions on this site. Jeff Atwood's answer to the preceding question specifically mentions that good questions make it easier to write good (=long, detailed) answers.
The requirement for citations in answers and the character limit does provide a kind of "lower bar" for answers to any single word request, but its difficult to get much detail beyond that without more detail in the question. For this question, the top three answers were essentially just words and quoted dictionary definitions.