In an attempt to identify what a good question is here, I'm just gonna start posting a bunch of questions I particularly like, and I'll say why. I'm focusing on questions that are:
- Answerable, which means that it's possible to write a single, canonical answer in response to the question
- Clearly written (this is Writers, after all!)
There's more to a "good question" than just those two axes, of course. It's my hope that this will solicit discussion, and help us start to narrow down what form a "good question" will take here. Not being included here doesn't mean a question is bad!
Also, please go ahead and add questions to this that you find fit these criteria: Answerable and clear.
What this will accomplish:
- Let us know what questions the community thinks are good.
- Maybe answer the question: Is it possible to write a question that's both a good Stack Exchange question and also valuable for writers?
Please upvote the answers you agree are good questions, downvote the ones you think are terrible. It would also be helpful if you tell us why you feel that way.
Edit: If you think a question is bad, it might also be helpful - for future reference - if you could think of a way the question could be made better. (Or if they should have been closed entirely.)