All of us who have spent some time here has probably seen questions where your first instinct is to just run for cover, because you know there is no way the question can lead to anything good.
It is not uncommon for students to publish ill-formed questions copied from assignments, or novice 'developers' to publish questions without context or any understanding of the subject at hand.
Personally, I gain little from trying to lure out more information, identify the context, or from trying to clarify any ambiguity present in the original questions. But this does not mean that I would not like to answer a coherent question.
So, my question is this; how could the 'Ask Question' process be improved in order to raise the quality of the questions asked?
How could SO bring to the posters attention
- the need for context
- why ambiguities must be resolved
- why grammar matters
, or perhaps how one should in general phrase questions?
Communicating knowledge is not all about answering questions - it is just as much about having the correct questions to answer in the first hand.
Questions like "how i can haz websrvice for db????" really doesn't make me want to answer anyhing...