My understanding of the
programming tag is informed by its tag description. In part:
For […] questions where a computer-aided solution is strongly suggested. A strong connection with a mathematical topic is needed to make programming questions on-topic. This should not be the only tag.
Yet when I use that tag to express “my maths is not very strong, please show me program code that expresses the answer”, the question got down-voted to oblivion.
Many respondents were of the opinion that, because the question stated that I am better able to assess answers that express the maths in computer code, the question doesn't belong on math.stackexchange. They presented that position as justification to down-vote the question, and to chide me for asking it.
Is the question appropriate for this site? Is the [programming] tag used appropriately on that question? How would that question (without changing what it's asking) be more appropriate here?