# Can we ask 'What something does' (through a picture, or perhaps through a video link)?

I started writing a question on the main site but then realised that it may be considered off topic. As I hovered over the menu for the Aviation S.E group I noticed it said "...for pilots, mechanics and enthusiasts" so I am posting (not the question) on here first, for clarification.

Being an enthusiast who has recently just started working towards a PPL; questions come in quick succession. I feel it is important to establish this answer.

Can we ask what 'something' does? Either via a Cockpit Picture or a video link perhaps? By something, I mean an instrument, perhaps an article in a PDF which explains procedures, or certain terms specific to aviation? Of course, the question must not be lazy, one should have at least attempted to answer the question as best as possible.

The reason I ask is that I am a member of a few Exchange groups, take Music Theory and Practice for example. It is (for some reason) forbidden to ask "What is the instrument here..." when someone would be able to inform me, but as I say, it is forbidden.