Yesterday I asked the question: Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?. Today I wake up to find it has two close votes.
I am so disappointed. Through spending time on the site and reading this meta-site I am aware how desperate we are for questions about design that are not of the form
How do I do X with Adobe Y? For example my previous question, Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator, was exactly like them and I feel a bit guilty when I ask those kind of questions. So I'd been hoping that a more general more principled question would crop up in my work and I was delighted when it did.
But no - at least two people think my question should be closed.
How on earth can we encourage people like me to ask questions about general design principles when such questions receive close votes?