I frequently notice questions which are actually multiple questions circling around a specific problem in one. These usually appear as an introductory-paragraph followed by a numbered list of questions.
- Is this behavior really constructive?
- Isn't it better to open multiple questions in this case?
- Doesn't it go against the stackexchange concept of one-question-one-answer?
- Don't they discourage people from answering when they can say something interesting about one sub-questions but not about the others because their answer would be incomplete?
- Won't that mean that people won't answer at all?
- Or does it on the other hand cause people to write answers which only address one of the points of the question while ignoring others, hoping that others will provide answers for other points?
- When that happens, which answer should be accepted?
- When I consider them bad, should I close them as too broad or some other close-reason?
- Should I downvote them?
- Should I ask these people in a comment to split the question into multiple ones?
- Would there be a way to discourage people from opening such questions?
And then they usually end with a paragraph asking the audience to answer all of these questions at once. What do you think about them?