I feel like I am flogging a death horse and the dead horse is telling me to keep doing it. Once again, what I would really like to say has been said here: J.R.'s eloquently argued and sufficiently convincing plea: Have we forgotten our mission?
Let's get practical. I have noticed a couple of recent posts on the edge of being closed which I think have specific on-topic issues about English identified and shouldn't be closed. I invite people who have voted to close or consider them close-worthy to work together and see if those questions can be improved.
Is it correct to say "demand somebody that something be done"?
This question as of now is sitting on three close votes. OP is asking whether the construction demand someone that something be done* is correct. There is a very informative comment under the question and the same information is explained in further detail in the accepted answer. OP may not know the correct form should be "demand (that) present subjunctive" and they would like to know the correct usage of "demand". Or they know "demand + present subjunctive" but are uncertain how to build a sentence with an action patient in the mix. Either way, I don't see how else the OP could have asked their question. Unless I am posting on the wrong site and this is not English Language Learners, we can't expect learners to know everything. And I believe the OP provided enough context for us to understand what they didn't understand. If you have voted to close how would you improve that question?
What is the common meaning of the word smell when used as a metaphor or in idioms?
This question similarly also sits on three close votes. I thought it was sufficiently clear that OP is asking about the figurative usage of "smell". Granted, this question could be answered with an explanation based on a dictionary entry, but I don't think this line from J.R. has sunk in with anyone who voted to close: "The O.P. is requesting clarification of how these words would be used – and we send the O.P. to a dictionary? C'mon, folks. We can do better than that. Shame!"
Usage questions are tricky and not evident even with a dictionary. The OP of this question at least apparently could use some explanation on the literal and figurative senses of "smell". How would you improve this question?
Is it correct to say "don't leave active fans or air conditioners directly facing your face when sleeping"
I see problems puzzling the OP specifically identified in this hanging-by-a-thread question (4 closevotes) which leads me to believe it is not a proofreading question. How would you improve this question in a way that it better solicits helpful answers?
Who or what do you read the "among others" refers to in this context?
Granted, this question could be a little clearer by the OP telling us why they are having difficulty making the connection between "others" and "controversy" but as it stands it seems perfectly clear to me that is where they are having trouble. So what other context would you add to this question?
Help me out here. Help the OPs out here. Let's talk about how these questions and questions like these could be improved.