I don't spend much time on meta. So please give me a chance. I've been referred here by a mod.
I took time to write up a detailed question, for a very specific network related question on auth methods.
It was immediately closed as off topic. Personally I'm really taken back by that. I've been asking questions on Stack sites for a long time, and spent a great deal of time pandering to egos along the way... I have formed this question to be as specific as possible, adhering to everything I have had beaten in to me over the years.
After all the snaps and rude comments, that frankly far too many people experience, playing into the well trodden reputation of curt unhelpfullness by some experts in this ecosystem... Please remember... this is a place to come if you need help. There is a real issue here about soap boxing by community stallwarts, that aside I'll get to the point...
How can this question be closed on the basis that it includes "consumer grade" equipment when it's about auth methods in general? How can the fact the networkengineering.stackexchange.com doesn't support clients, disqualify the question? I had even addressed that in my question!
Any helpful advice would be appreciated.