I was told a few times that the questions shouldn't be asked here. 'Is this correct' questions seem strictly forbidden, and someone implied that people should ask questions that can benefit other (many) learners (which means the question better can be searched and found by others).
I would like to ask is the purpose of ELL helping English learners or building a reference? I understand that proofreading a paragraph is not welcomed, but what about sentence construction type of questions?
Isn't asking whether this sentence is correct (and stating where I think it might be wrong/why I'm not sure) an acceptable question? Every language learner experiences this, I wrote something, but I don't know whether it is correct; I want to say this, but I'm not sure this expresses my meaning.
I would like to raise the issue that not all questions are easy questions and can be searched by other learners. So are we, or perhaps I should say are you, interested in helping one or a few learners, or our aim here is to build a reference?
To be honest, I have to always think again and again whether my questions is off-topic before I post it, and I still get responses saying it is. I hope I am the only one who feels it has become a burden. I hope everyone can enjoy learning English.
To finish this post, I would like to say that I hope we have a simple set of rules we can follow and refer to.
After I wrote and posted this I found a related post that was posted 2 years ago.