I note this comment chain under this question, where I try to help @mins refine the scope of a question, and the response was both negative and argumentative.
At what point does the fundamental premise of the SE model -- questions with objective answers, and sometimes even 'best answers' -- get abandoned and an SE site get turned into a discussion forum or a popularity contest? These are some of the comments after I asked for more clarity in the question.
@mins I have not downvoted, I think there is a good question here if you add more to it. There is the problem of how to measure things that don't happen, though, which makes your lead in title almost impossible to answer. Further improving your question, is your scope Canada, the US, the whole world? What is the scope of your question? Who do you think is collecting this data and posting it somewhere? – KorvinStarmast
@KorvinStarmast: I'm a bit fed up of comments like this, it's not constructive and even ridiculous (I say mayday and no one hears. Is it an emergency?). Do what you want. My question is clear enough. – mins
@mins Lastly, your source is anecdotal evidence, though based on his calling/profession, I think his comments are worthy. As to I'm a bit fed up of comment like this If you can't take constructive criticism, stay off of the internet. FFS, I'm trying to be helpful here. – KorvinStarmast
It's a perfectly clear and adequately specific question, that's not merely answerable, but has a quantifiable answer. The real problem with the question is that it asks something related to flight safety. Unfortunately many people here are allergic to such questions, and need to have them shut down as quickly as possible. – Daniele Procida
@DanieleProcida: Yes, I know the site... and the names! I'm here to have fun, not to get points or pretend to be a serious guy, but some act like if we were the NTSB and the world was depending on our discussions. Thanks for the support. – mins
@RonBeyer Is one of your colleagues just unlucky than the other, or does one just have a higher "mayday threshold"? I'm sure there are guys that would squawk 7700 for a hangnail and others that would reluctantly call pan pan after a wing fell off, and then only if the ops manual required it – TomMcW
@mins not answerable as asked. I invite you to review what the premise of Stack Exchange is: objectively answerable questions with a (possible) best answer. I try to help you, and you pout. Not well played. This is not an internet forum. – KorvinStarmast
@DanieleProcida If it's answerable, then show your work, show your evidence, rather than showing your empty words. I notice no answer by DanieleProcida. – KorvinStarmast
Obviously, some disagreement here, but the over-sensitivity was begun by an SE veteran with high reputation who cannot seem to abide by the fundamental format and site premise. A question offered in chat to find out "what's the problem here" was blithely ignored.
In all seriousness, when one of our high rep users can't handle the format upon which SE is built, and gets all upset when assistance is offered, I will ask just what is reputation on this SE site indicative of?
Further that point, has Aviation.SE chosen not to embrace the Back It Up! principle?