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I Hope For A Good Faith Effort, For Which There Is No Acid Test The headline really sums it up for me: I hope the querents are making good faith efforts to answer their own questions before coming here, but there is nothing other than a personal gut check on my part to estimate if that good faith effort has been met. Why? At the very least, we have a very ...


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I have no expectation As per How do I ask a good question?, research "improve[s] your chances of getting an answer", "helps everyone", "saves us from reiterating obvious answers", and "helps you get a more specific and relevant answer". I do agree, that the description of research should cast its net wider than just ...


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What I, a unique individual, generally look for These lists are incomplete, they are not a checklist, they are not necessary nor sufficient for me to call a question "well researched". They are just things I tend to leave comments asking for further clarification or leave a downvote for lack of demonstrated research. Like Novak said, we have a wide ...


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If it's something that is best answered by RPG experts, it should be on topic. The point of the Roleplaying Games SE is to get answers from RPG experts, so if we're the best people to ask then the question is clearly in the right place. This covers any question that is best answered by an RPG expert, even if it's a question about real-life history. Asking ...


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Just enough Just enough to know what the real problem is. Some questions are like "How does X work?" where X is described in detail in its own chapter of basic source book. We need to know what the OP processed on his own to know where he got stuck, or where he did mistakes. Just enough to know it is a real question, not a noise or set up for easy ...


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We should be tolerant of askers who lack research. When asking questions on some other Stack Exchange sites, I've been criticized for not doing enough original research, or not providing that research in my question. I dislike this approach, and I think some tolerance should be given, especially to new users. New users usually aren't aware of the exact ...


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