I have to say I was completely taken aback by an exchange with a moderator:
"I downvoted because I see no evidence you tried to understand this with resources you have access to. I'm happy to answer the question if more effort is given."
I provided three paragraphs of my current understanding of the subject, in my own words, as well as outlined the specific areas where my confusion rests. How is this "no evidence" of an attempt to understand?
That response came off as so inflammatory/disingenuous/trolly/gaslighty to me that I had to post here and ask what the deal is in the biology stackexchage, if this place is somehow different than others in terms of what consitutes "effort" but I found that to be a sufficiently absurd comment, by a moderator no less.