I have a couple questions that I hope the community can help me in understanding the closing of a question I posted just a few hours ago - https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3951/should-a-ui-designer-use-a-mac-closed
First and foremost, I'm not sure I understand why it would be closed with such a cryptic message — "Demonstrating that you know the mores doesn't give you a license to ignore the mores." I may be showing my ignorance in some way here, but I have no idea what that means.
Regardless, it doesn't seem too conducive to bringing in new members to close a question and be unhelpful at the same time.
I can only guess that Patrick is assuming I demonstrated that I understand the issue is subjective and then went ahead and asked the question anyway?
That's my second question - I was under the impression that many of the Stack Exchange sites (this one included, from the FAQ) were under the Good subjective/bad subjective class of sites — subjective questions are meant to be answered here, but only under those parameters.
From experience, I didn't think I was ignoring those parameters at all. I have much more experience on Programmers, where really every question is subjective, so maybe I'm just more used to it, but this question is of the type Programmers sees nearly every day (just today - What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?) and members are able to keep their cool.
I also felt I had made it clear that the question is not about the I'm-right-you're-wrong aspects of Mac vs. PC, but the practical ones — tools, design examples, community, etc. In fact, the question is very similar to one asked on Programmers, about developers — Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X? More or less, my question was, Is the common idea that designers should use Mac right, or does it not matter - and why?
In any case, I'm not here to argue against any community rules, but to find help to understand them. I read the FAQ to try to understand before I posted, and I didn't think to click the Flag button to see the close reasons, but I was not expecting to see a "subjective" close reason on a subjective site.