Thus far in my StackOverflow career, there seem to be two groups of question askers:
- Experienced users who know how to ask great questions.
- New users who need guidance on how to ask useful questions in a clear, concise manner.
Regarding This Question in particular, I know the original question was pretty unclear. However, I assumed I'd try to get some code up that the OP could look at and ask questions about later.
I feel like this is not a bad idea, because this seems to produce quicker responses than asking for the OP to clarify his / her question well enough for the general group of answerers to understand. However, there are others who think that, if the question is too unclear to understand right away, one should only comment on the question and inform the OP of their confusing words.