Ok, this is not just a simple question but also my opinion over life hacks, and the same goes for every other stack exchange, but the reason I’m writing this on life hacks is because over here I have seen this phenomenon most often.
Like most of people here I came to stack overflow when I had some simple problem with some simple code. Moment I posted my question it was edited and soon after I got my first down vote. This situation has repeated many times. Later on I have discovered many other "stacks" which I find interesting, but everywhere it's the same: remarks like you are off the topic and similar. Soon I was scared to ask question, and now I rarely do.
But on life hack it went even further; someone asked a simple question how to warm up interior of a car during winter as quickly as possible. Since my answer was deleted I can’t remember it exactly but it was roughly "I had the same problem. Try to turn on AC and put it on heating“. After few minutes comments (negative) came. Tomorow someone with privileges deleted my answer and told me something like "The fact that you had the same problem doesn't help and your answer isn't really answer according to our standards"
I don't want to debate this or any other specific case but the pattern: When I discovered stack exchange I was amazed I always liked to learn, liked to learn others and never hesitated to ask for help. Finally I found my temple: place where you can ask something that you don't know, tell others something that you do. I really cannot describe how disappointed I was when I discovered that this temple of knowledge and democracy had guardians. And some guardians!!!!Guardians who would cut you down if you are not playing by the rules which you sometimes don't know or sometimes like myself you just don’t know where else to go.
Now, I know that over here there are many people, and that someone must maintain order so this place could maintain its purpose but let’s not forget why are we here: to learn and to be learned. Giving someone down vote or declaring question to be off topic doesn't help anyone, and which is worse that poor person feels ashamed, confused and-without answer.
So to all of you out there, especially to those with 2k or 3k reputation and all those privileges PLEASE don't make it your primary concern whether question is for this or that site but try to help...even if the question is poor and off the topic. Again PLEASE let’s make this place people university...school for those who couldn't learn things usual way, or just need a quick solution....please think about this and let my question be how do you think we can change things so our primary concern becomes giving a good answer?...Or am I in a wrong place?