I'm in the situation of having a long answer but no question.
I can discard the answer so nobody has any benefit from it and the time I spent writing it is deemed wasted. Or I could post that answer somehow.
I did the later, asking for verification of my answer. It got put on hold, because it should:
- should ask about a specific physics concept, which it does: a height
- show some effort, which is plain wrong and a bit of an insult
In an attempt to explain these unfitting probably predefined statements, I receive this comment from Emilio Pisanty:
check-my-work questions are not really on topic
Thank for the clarification Emilio, it is appreciated.
Ok, I get it. If the source of a question is stigmatised with the possibility of being homework, treat it differently as discussed here.
That leaves me wondering what I should have been doing differently.
The whole point of posting the answer was that I thought that there could be some value for the community in it. Being told to be unspecific, lacking effort and off topic as a response is not exactly encouraging to create exhaustive answers in the future and provide such to this community.
What should I do in a situation like that?