How to compose a good question
Best types of questions
Better questions are those that allow the community to create a concise reference resource on an important construction topic. For example, "The algorithm for choosing plaster for the facade of a private home".
Therefore, if you do not know what plaster to choose for your home, it is best to generalize the question in such a way (especially in the title) that it becomes useful as a guide to a wide range of people, and can be supplemented in the future.
- A good question is easy to answer with a lot of useful information that can be supplemented by narrow specialists or as technology evolves.
- Ask practical questions that can be answered.
- A good question is asking for experience, not opinion.
- The question should have reasonable boundaries, not too small and not too broad.
- The question should address a single problem, not be a list of problems.
- The question should not repeat in meaning a question that already exists.
Do not use calls of the type: "Help!", "Urgent!" etc., limit yourself to the essence of your question. Respect the visitor's personal space and do not try to draw additional attention to your question in this way.
The question should be open, specific and should provide a useful answer for other people. The question should be posed in a form that implies the obligation of a detailed answer, so that the accumulated answers have methodological value.
Some practical guidelines
These guidelines will help you and other users write questions so that you get the answers you want faster.
- Write clearly. Take into account that no one is familiar with the details of your construction situation. Think about what details are important.
- Formulate the question so that it describes the problem in the general case, and can be found and useful to many people who face a similar situation.
- Formulate the title briefly and accurately. Select such words to put in a short phrase the essence of the issue.
- You can, but not necessarily, start the question with a question word. For example, "how", "where", "why" and others.
- Include pictures, they are worth many words.
- Specify your region if necessary; answers often depend on climate, available materials and building codes.
- State your limitations and wishes.
- Remember that your question may be edited at any time by other members in the interest of the community with your approval or the approval of the moderators.
- Include appropriate tags.
- Edit your question if you understand what could be improved.
The question may be blocked if it violates service rules.