I have been trying to increase the quality of my questions on SO. and have made some edits before, but no more views came of it. Could some of you look on My Profile and tell me some things that I can do to improve those questions?
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You have to think a little bit more about what the answerer will think.
here's an example
With this question: Compiler error: “class, interface, or enum expected”
there are 2 major things wrong with this question as is.
first is the presentation
your question is about a specific error, but the initial description of your problem makes the program the subject, and not the error. My first impression was that you were asking us to read through your error log and debug your program for you, which was not actually the case, but your presentation leaves that initial impression.
second problem is that the actual code that's causing the problem isn't there for you. we con only glean so much from the error message.
looking at the edit history I see edits with pastebin links among other things. not everybody want's to go to an external link to get the code, and even with that, i'm surprised that you still have the
in your code.
For the record
to conclude: Think about the answerer when you write your questions. Know what your problem is, and then make your questions simple, concise, and complete, and then when in doubt, read them yourself when you're done.
Ask yourself the question: "would a stranger have the necessary details to answer my question?" and "am i presenting those details effectively?"