The direction of this site lately has taken a sharp turn... now it's all about doing everything as fast and briefly as possible.
People are writing short, descriptionless questions and leaving lazy, thoughtless replies. It's not fun. But there are ways to deal with it:
- Post your question during busy hours. This can be hard to determine sometimes, but before posting a question, take a look at the recent questions to see how much attention they're getting. Your question was posted about 2 hours ago... for me, that was 5am.
- Remember that activity on your question will bump it in the feeds. There's also the option of featuring your question, although this isn't recommended if you're looking for quick advice, because you never know how long the queue is. You can always ask other users or followers to have a look at your question too.
- Even if you have a lot of details you want to include in your question, write it all out in a way that's accessible and easy to read, especially because there are mobile users who are in even more of a rush than those of us on our computers. Paragraphs and/or lists are always good.
- Unique titles help a lot. You see people complain all day long about how repetitive the questions seem. Considering how disinterested everyone is nowadays, if your question title doesn't stand out to them, they're most likely just going to scroll right past.
Even keeping all that in mind, I can't guarantee that you'll get the responses you're looking for... but hopefully it'll help somewhat.
Also, myTakes that only ask a question will be removed.
Nah. Questions are for advice, MyTakes are for opinions, guides, etc.
The question you posted has only been posted for 1 hour and it has 3 responses. So first off, try being a little more patient. You may get some more replies.
Secondly, I agree. This site isn't always the best when it comes to long or more complicated questions. For me personally, I don't mind answering long questions, so long as they aren't a wall-of-text full of run on sentences and spelling errors that make it difficult to read. (Yours looks fine in that regard).
I actually don't want people to simplify their questions in most cases. I find that most questions are TOO simplistic (people don't provide enough detail to be able to give them good advice).
Your choices on GAG seem to either be: a) few details = more, but less specific answers, or b) more details = fewer, but more specific answers.
MyTakes should never be used to ask a question, they can be removed. MyTakes and questions are used for different things. You should cut down what you want to share and stick to the main details. You don't need every detail in your question.
I saw a user post THREE questions, all for the same situation and she was adding in details that were completely irrelevant. It's just not necessary and spams the site.
If you're unable to cut it down, find an online notepad which allows you to share what's been written and put the link in the description. Even then, people won't read it all so don't write 5 pages and paragraph it!
If you're still not happy, contact an admin and request they allow users more characters when asking questions.