Would a mission statement like the following be helpful?
The reality is that most of us use computers (some very heavily) to make a living. Therefore, we tend to like questions that lead to answers that are "binary" (yes-no, true false), or at least "well-ordered(greater than, equal to, less than). And they lend themselves well to flow charts, and "branching" and computer algorithms generally.
Our site likes "facts," in answers, and questions soliciting such facts, as they would appear to a computer or a person working with a computer. These include:
- Empirical facts.
- Mathematical computations.
- First hand observations an experiences (to the extent that you believe in human or artificial intelligence.
- An "expert" opinion that can be looked up in an authoritative source such as the Encylopedia Britannica. E.g. "The Axis had an outside chance to win World War II" is an opinion, but "WINSTON CHURCHILL thought that the Axis had an outside chance to win World War II based on [this speech] or [that writing]" is a FACT (about Churchill's opinion).
"Not a real question" means that you haven't given us enough facts to frame the question in our preferred binary format. "Not constructive" means that there are too many moving parts.
If we managed to explain that QUESTIONS should solicit facts of the above variety, would that improve questions?