I have used other stack-exchange websites successfully (there are about 100 of them) to get answers to my questions.
Here on Academia.SE the word rant is being used in a way that I have not seen on other websites and I would like some clarification.
Example Possible "not a question" post
Recently, someone posted the question "Fee surcharge for international students", which was an undisguised rant.
Let me look up this word to see what it could mean:
rant to talk loudly and in a way that shows anger : to complain in a way that is unreasonable
This definition characterizes most online behavior, unfortunately. That anger is also very real - what should unsuccessful posters do with it?
Specifically, I am concerned that "rant" is just a trope used by high-ranking users on this site to close/delete questions they don't like.