I'm wondering what kinds of questions should be closed as off-topic for being self-help. Clearly, questions that are seeking a medical diagnoses are problematic. But other types of questions have been receiving close votes for being self-help as well, and I feel like they are different kinds of questions. For example:
There's no question that both of these questions are asked in a self-serving way, and the second one was ultimately rephrased and posted as a different question. However, I'm not sure that either should really be closed as a self-help question since it is unclear to me whether self-help means any kind of question that is framed in such a way as to personally apply to the asker, or if it should be treated more as a way to remove questions asking for medical and clinical diagnoses.
It seems to me like we might want to encourage more questions on this site (based on the site stats on Area 51), and I don't see much of a problem with people asking questions that are framed in a personal manner, as long as they aren't asking for answers that are specifically tailored to their situation.