I'm a little lost. I participate in a lot of SE networks (mostly just voting, sometimes asking questions). I read the Help Center - On Topic guidelines for questions, and yet my only question in this community was downvoted, when in my eyes it is on-topic.
Perhaps I didn't explain what I needed to know as well as I could (I tried to clean that up with an edit to the question). Perhaps my question is 'too localized', meaning only applicable to a small subset of languages (I doubt it)? How am I supposed to know that without asking?
I'm very confused, and would like to know how I can re-phrase my question to better suit what this community is all about.