StackOverflow once did a detailed study to answer the question, "Is StackOverflow an abrasive community to new women joining the site?" After much research, the answer was "StackOverflow is an abrasive community to everyone."
The Godot Q&A community is more abrasive towards people who answer questions and does not particularly add cohesive knowledge. Most questions are vague questions about how Godot works, and may get one or two answers that may be one point. Then the question disappears.
There is no follow up from the person who asked. The knowledge is not particularly searchable. Any knowledge added is not incorporated into documentation.
More than grouching, how could these be addressed?
- Set some expectations on users about how to ask, respond, and seek help. Particularly about answering their own question if they solve it.
- Ping the person asking the question to reply in some way to each response. Even a "Thank you. Doesn't apply to me." would be a great improvement.
- Have some path for updating documentation from here, probably something not seen in StackOverflow. As one example, allow someone to tag a specific section of the Godot docs, and then provide rendered version of the documentation that links back to all associated questions. This does speak to how fluid documentation will become; pull requests are simply a way to prohibit others from changing the owner's code :).
When the system doesn't work, change something. Keep notes.