I asked this question, which got put on hold for being primarily opinion-based.
I'd usually leave a closed question as is, for getting it reopened rarely happens. However, the question did attract a few votes (both ways) and maybe there's a way to improve it and get it reopened? I need help doing that.
I was not sure if the question would be legit or not. Aware of the subjective nature of my question I consulted What types of questions should I avoid asking? before asking.
Some subjective questions are allowed, but “subjective” does not mean “anything goes”. All subjective questions are expected to be constructive. What does that mean? Constructive subjective questions:
- inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”
- tend to have long, not short, answers
- have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone
- invite sharing experiences over opinions
- insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references
- are more than just mindless social fun
"invite sharing experiences over opinions" seems to be exactly what my question is doing. I was hoping to "inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”", by providing a list of proposals of properties/activities, so that answerers could pick them up and go into "long [detailed], not short, answers" about why and how to choose a movie or TV series, movie genre, etc. "[I]nsist[ing] that opinion be backed up with facts and references" was attempted by asking for the existence of a rating of movies.
Apparently, that was not enough.
Besides the general close reason, a few specific aspects were pointed out:
Not everyone learns a language the same way, what helps someone else, might not help you (and vice versa)
I absolutely agree with that. I decided to give watching movies a go. If that will work out for me or not is something I will have to find out myself. Please note that one main feature of the website is to mark one of possibly many received answers as accepted, which shows that it's the solution that worked for the asker. Other people might find other answers more helpful. I conclude that different things working for different people differently well is to some extent part of the system and actually desired or at least expected.
How do I draw the line for this question of being too personal and only about me? I tried to provide concrete examples for movies in my question. This way, everybody can relate to the situation, for example "You really could follow that plot?" or "Who would have trouble understanding that?"
It's also not clear how well you speak English right now, or what your difficulties are
It's hard to come up with measures for how well a language is spoken, especially when assessing the own skills. I avoided that and provided the two reference cases instead. As pointed out, I was more interested to get answers from movie enthusiasts, especially those that aren't native English speakers themselves, than from linguists. "The live broadcasts from a Shakespeare theatre play are to be avoided at the beginning, for their language is complicated.", "Documentaries are great, because they often explicitly explain things.", something like that maybe.
To outline a goal, I included the following in my question:
My goal would be to not only be able to follow the plot at ease, but also catch the fine details of dialogue and language that were purposefully inserted by the artists that crafted the movie.
How can I improve my question? Is it even salvageable?