Is there a guideline I can follow for forming questions?
One of the ways to write a clear and understandable question is to have these components:
- A clear organization that shows sections of the question for readability.
- A clear question that fits the rules of this site: How to ask a good Question and the Be Nice policy
Here is an example question format, using the formatting available.
A summary or abstract of your question, and the goal wished to achieve.
Background information relevant to the question. Relevant research would be here, along with context around the issue. Be mindful of how much you want to reveal for privacy reasons.
What has been tried.
Information on what, if anything has been done so far to defuse/solve the issue, and the results of these attempts. If nothing has been tried, perhaps state a reason why, if any.
The question itself, stated clearly and concisely. Can be anywhere between 1 to 5 sentences or more. Preferably Bolded.
Notes and clarifications
Adding extra notes here for clarification would be helpful, and if anyone asks for clarification you can either edit it into the question or add it into this section.
Disclaimer: This is only a guideline and is non-enforceable, and the question format does not have to be used.
The goal here is to help distinguish different sections of information so that people may read it better, as well as show what should be in each section, so that the asker will know what the differences are between relevant information and irrelevant information.