I was going through this question Do the neural substrates behind motivation to retain/dispose of property govern whether certain people view their friends and partners as possessions?. and it struck me as a good example of the kind of questions we should encourage/promote on our site .It would be good to have a list/template set of questions. Meta guidelines take some effort to read and comprehend, which turns off some types of people. I guess for repeat visitors/persistent people it may not be a problem, but for others it's too much of a time investment.(Most of these are immediately applicable for non-native English speakers, but i suspect, there are others too.)
In contrast, examples give a quick intuition(implicit ideas/theories) of what is expected of the questioner. So let's have a thread with a list of examples of good questions. We can make it a community wiki.
Specifically in this question,he follows a structure/sequence, i find impressive/useful.
- Original/first thought/phrasing of the question as it occurred to him. - Actions taken towards finding a solution/answer. - Summary of research/publications he found that support and help refine the question, by rephrasing, introducing terminology etc. - What kind of answers he's looking for? More research papers with different approaches/viewpoints? Summary/survey papers of existing research?