Putting the recipe swap questions issue aside, I think these questions should be on topic (for sane values of Y) as they usually have an answer (you applied too much heat, too little water, etc.)
Wouldn't you agree?
Any culinary question that asks "I tried this, didn't work, what happened?" is hugely on topic.
Read this very carefully: Clarification of recipe swap questions.
There is a world of difference between a call out for a recipe (bad) and
Those are a perfectly fine for a culinary discussion.
Recipes are the "language" of cooking and anyone who thinks that "recipe" is a bad word on this system just really isn't getting it.
Wouldn't this kind of question be likely to generate numerous, probably subjective, answers based on peoples own personal notions about how any given recipe should be followed and in the case of problems, repaired?
I'm not saying there isn't a right answer, most of the time, but quite often, as the saying goes, to many cooks...