I recently posted the following question about a mechanical system described in an exercise:
I am emphatically not looking for someone to check my work, and I am emphatically not trying to get help on a homework problem (I'm self-studying and already solved the original problem anyway). I just think this is an interesting physical system and I'm curious about how to model its motion.
I acknowledge that the question I've asked is extremely specific and maybe not interesting to a general audience, but it concerns a force acting on a mass in a nontrivial and nonuniform way, so I thought it might clear the bar. But even after editing, and explaining that it's not a homework problem and it's not work-verification, it's still closed.
I'm new to studying physics and I'm new to the Physics Stack Exchange community. Is there another reason this question is off-topic? Is there a way I can better write questions about physical systems that I find interesting, but difficult to study?