There are other sites structured like we are, using the same programming framework, who have suggestions as to what makes good questions.
I know that this is a bit circular and meta, but
Would you want PaleoHacks to use any or some of these social rules to improve our question base and readability? Do you have other suggestions?
I took the below from http://fitness.stackexchange.com/faq
I do recommend clicking through the two links I included within the parens at the base of the quoteblock for the full source of the idea.
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite __?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use _ for _, what do you use?”
- there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
- we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if __ happened?”
- it is a rant disguised as a question: “__ sucks, am I right?”
If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about _”, then you should not be asking here. If your motivation is “I would like others to explain _ to me”, then you are probably OK. (The above section was adapted from MetaFilter’s FAQ. For more detail, see six guidelines for great subjective questions.)