New contributor 👋 or not, when a question is asked, that may for one or more reasons be eligible for putting on hold, the first few comments I've been seeing lately can be read as you're asking a dumb question.
I implore the community – instead of pointing out the obvious (which isn't obvious to many) – to offer edit suggestions and only vote-to-close when it is absolutely a no-brainer.
This is in-line with the commenting guidelines, which are increasingly being misused IMO.
When should I comment?
- Request clarification from the author;
- Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in improving the post;
- Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a related question, or an alert to the author that the question has been updated).
(I didn't leave out any part of that section.)
Imagine a random person leaving a Post-it on your desk that reads, "You're doing a bad job," and offering no hint at what you're doing wrong. This is the analogy to the comments that don't offer a way to improve the post.
I've tagged it [discussion] (this is not a Q&A), so if you want to have your say by posting an answer below, please do.