The ASE Help Center page https://aviation.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask has a header that reads:
What types of questions should I avoid asking?.
The text that follows includes the sentence:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
Is it time to revise the quoted sentence from the ASE help pages, especially the phrase "based on actual problems that you face"? Do we really want to limit questions to those based on actual problems that user is facing?
Here are examples of types of questions that would seem to be excluded by this guidance--
An aviation enthusiast who may or may not be a pilot wants to learn more about the physics of flight for reasons not related to any actual practical problem he or she faces or that a pilot would actually face in practical flight, and so asks a specific, well-defined, answerable question relating to a specific aspect of the physics of flight
An enthuasiast of Aviation in the Second World War wants to know why radial engines were favored by certain countries, or for certain situations (e.g. naval aviation), while water-cooled engines were favored by other countries or in other situations
(Many other examples could easily be provided)
Here are some examples of specific questions that would seem to be excluded by this guidance--
(Again, many other examples could easily be provided)
At the time of initial posting of this Meta question, I'd say that looking at the the top thirty questions showing on ASE at present (ranked in order of recent activity), the ratio of those that don't seem to fit the stated guidance to those that do, may be as high as 6 to 1, and certainly is higher than 3 to 1.
Restating for emphasis the actual question being asked on this ASE Meta post--
Is it time to revise the quoted sentence from the ASE help pages, especially the phrase "based on actual problems that you face"?
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