KudoZ questions - Lack of context (plus, "How to post a good question" article)
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Martine Etienne  Identity Verified
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Jun 14, 2001

To help the other in answering questions is sometimes difficult because of the lack of context given..


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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Jun 15, 2001

I\'m afraid there is not much we can do if the questions are posted badly.

Asking a question properly it\'s a skill, as much as finding an answer, and like many skills is not widely available.

The deserved punishment is to not receive a proper answer.


Silvio Picinini  Identity Verified
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Jun 18, 2001

Here is a SUGGESTION (Henry?):

There should be a \"how to post a GOOD question\" showing examples of good questions and bad ones. Isn\'t that a good idea?


Didier Fourcot  Identity Verified
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Jun 18, 2001

Some reminders about the way a question should be asked could be useful, but I guess the skill for asking questions may be more easily acquired by carefully looking at the questions asked: properly asked questions may be almost as easily recognized as proper answers, and it is not so hard to figure out how you can improve your own questions by looking at other\'s postings.


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Jun 18, 2001

My point exactly (see \"The Guessing Game\" forum topic).


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