Case in point, Inspiring biographies of photographers, which asks:
Just asking, also for future reference:
Have you read any inspiring biographies on photographers? Which ones do you recommend?
Are there any photographers whose life is an inspiration to you?
... and links to an old, closed question Which photographer do you find inspirational? which never would have remained as-is were it to be asked now but were common on the site back in 2011 when we were just figuring out what worked and what didn't.
This question got two downvotes in a matter of minutes — faster than I could write a comment explaining why the question might not succeed and pointing to the help.
I know we can't dictate voting, but as a matter of site principle, should questions like this be downvoted, or should they just be flagged to close as too broad?