Ok so there is a trend on Area51 to write example questions with lots of square bracket "variables", like this:
What [things] should I [do] with my [stuff]?
This is done in order to indicate that the words in brackets could be replaced with other words, and the new question would still be covered by the example.
I admit that I have done this myself. However now I am wondering if it's a bad idea.
I'm thinking that an example question should be an actual concrete example - not a formula for concocting an example. Humans are smart, we can easily derive the "type" of question that an example exemplifies.
The square brackets just end up looking weird, and not really helping anything.
What does meta think: Is [this] the way we should be [writing] [example questions]?