I have asked a question. In this question, I provide details about what I mean and even a link to the content I am talking about. Some people put the question OnHold because they say It is not clear what you want. But when I asked what is unclear nobody answered or commented. It is very strange that some people handle such a detailed question in this way and when I ask what is vague no answer or comment. The question is how to know what is vague? I want to know what is vague. Ironically they are unclear for the reason in putting this question on hold. I hope somebody will listen.
The multiple questions are bound together by McEnerney's use of the term community. Scaahu wrote, Unless we watch the video, how could we know what he meant by "community"? Some of the close votes and lack of reopen votes may have come at least partly from a similar lack of clarity. So let's get on the same page about that first.
Oxford 1 A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. ‘Montreal's Italian community’ ‘the gay community in London’ ‘the scientific community’
Community, used in this way, is a term that's come into vogue in recent years in at least some parts of the US. (Note, in "I attended a small, supportive liberal arts college that had a great sense of community," it has a slightly different meaning.) Maybe some of our participants haven't come across this usage yet, but what McEnerney appears to have talking about is the set of people who have an interest in the particular area (or sub-area) of study.
I would like to respond to StrongBad's argument, "It is hard to see the single thread that runs between the questions and without that it is unclear how to write a single comprehensive answer that answers your unstated question." (I don't understand "unstated question," since he was pointing to the multiple, supposedly unconnected questions as being the problem.)
Sometimes one person will have an easier time understanding a particular question than someone else. That's why the system requires five closure votes rather than just one. But, following StrongBad's logic, the existence of an answer that holds together well and responds to what was asked, shows that the unclearness was subjective -- some people got it and some didn't.
About the video link. Posting a link to a video in a question is helpful. This is done regularly on many SE sites. Not posting a link to the material the question is about -- that would be bad.
I hope others will join me in voting to reopen.
There are 5 questions in your question. Each of which could probably stand on its own and receive an in depth answer. It is hard to see the single thread that runs between the questions and without that it is unclear how to write a single comprehensive answer that answers your unstated question.
I noticed this question as well. To me it seemed a bit, well, broad -- question #3 is basically "how do I network", and the other questions broaden the scope still further. Your first two paragraphs explain why you ask the question, but don't make your question any more specific.
In my view, all researchers struggle with the question of how best to network -- that's part of the game, and SE is for Q&A, not comprehensive tutorials. If you want to reopen the question, I would focus on what makes your situation different than that of every other researcher. Examples -- maybe you work in an esoteric subfield? Or in an country without a strong research infrastructure? Or don't have an advisor? Or can't afford to attend conferences? Or have never published anything? Or...?