My question How can computer programmer relax his mind and replenish his mental powers? was closed, please help me improve it to meet the requirements.

I am really interested in getting some help. The question is not rhetorical nor vague in my opinion, actually I don't understand why it was closed at all.

Or is it out of the scope of this forum? I can't imagine where would it fit if not here.

Any help is welcome.


"Too broad", not "to broad". – Andrew Grimm Nov 17 '11 at 9:46
I found my way here because I was seeking the same kind of help. I think even broad or general answers on this topic would have even been helpful... but now there's nothing. – vertigoelectric May 1 '13 at 1:51

The question describes your reasons to come here and improve your productivity but doesn't speak of any actual problems. We need you to try something or do some research on the topic, find problems implementing a productivity system, for example, or need a solution for a process that is currently not efficient enough.

An answer covering relaxation techniques, lifestyle and nutrition can't be anything but too broad. Supposing you get three very good answers, one for each of the forementioned areas of expertise, how would you pick the best one? And most importantly, how would it help others? Your question could have been answered in far more detailed ways if it was splitted in several questions.

If there was such thing as a technique exclusively designed to improve programmers' productivity, I guess your question would be ok. But the most discussed productivity systems here can be used by pretty much anybody because they can be adapted to your individual needs. You need to find what are you needs then ask your questions accordingly.

But don't worry too much about this. Your next question will be better.

"Supposing you get three very good answers, one for each of the forementioned areas of expertise, how would you pick the best one?" Why does it matter how he picks the best one? He simply chooses whichever he thinks would help him the most. "And most importantly, how would it help others?" I'm pretty sure it would have helped me, since I'm in the same predicament and could have used advice on this very topic. Even some general answers would have been more helpful than no answers at all. – vertigoelectric May 1 '13 at 1:54
In my experience of StackExchange, it's not about helping each and every person but organizing the information to solve specific problems that could be useful to a lot of people. Broad questions don't encourage detailed answers because it's hard to tell what kind of answer solves the problem. It's a never ending advice giving. – Renan May 1 '13 at 2:16
The site title is "Personal Productivity". The very name suggests that topics are likely to pertain to "personal" experiences and issues and relate to people seeking advice. – vertigoelectric May 1 '13 at 5:21
The term "personal" is used to keep away people who are after industrial productivity, it doesn't have any correlation to advices. Take some time to read the FAQ it should avoid having your questions closed. – Renan May 1 '13 at 6:39

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