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walterallenhaxton's avatar

How do you title a question which is about a subject that you have to make a statement about first?

Asked by walterallenhaxton (888points) March 29th, 2009
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Jude's avatar

Color me confused. I’m not sure that I get your question, sorry. Maybe, someone else can help you out.

Blondesjon's avatar

How about an example of one of these elusive questions?

chyna's avatar

Do you mean something like ” Can someone help me with a relationship question?” And then have to explain it in the body? That would be acceptable.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Ask the question first and then articulate the specifics of your statement in the details section below. It is easier this way because if you ask a huge question or make a statement as opposed to formulating a question right from the start, you face the possibility of having your query moderated. I know this because it has happened to me before.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Bluefreedomyou are indeed a long winded son of a bitch

Jeruba's avatar

I agree with chyna and Bluefreedom, but I would add that it’s best if the title or subject line includes something specific. Even if it’s not self-explanatory, it can help to narrow the focus and attract people who would be interested in answering. If it’s too general, they might just pass over it.

For example, “Can someone help me with a relationship question?” is good, but it doesn’t reveal anything about the nature of the question. How about one of these?
—What can I do about an interfering relative?
—How do I tell my ex I don’t want him back?
—When do you know it’s the right time to break up?
—What if my daughter hates the man I think I’d like to marry?
Those are all relationship questions. You can give all the necessary explanation in the details section.

blastfamy's avatar

Here’s an example of what not to do.
Hope this helps…

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Blondesjon. I’m sorry. I was just trying to be helpful.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Bluefreedomno apology necessary. it is how a prefer the sons a bitches i associate with.

augustlan's avatar

[Mod says] In your particular case, you could have asked “Where are Fannie and Freddie getting the money to lend?” and then put your statement in the details.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Blondesjon. Thanks. So you like my verbosity then? =)

walterallenhaxton's avatar

augustlan [Mod says] In your particular case, you could have asked “Where are Fannie and Freddie getting the money to lend?” and then put your statement in the details.
I did that and it got trashed.

Blondesjon's avatar

@walterallenhaxton…What was this enigmatic query that you claim has been silenced?

walterallenhaxton's avatar

I changed the sentences by changing the periods into commas and did some rearanging. It is not as clear as it was at first.
I do not know how to find my past questions. I should be following that one but I am not.

Blondesjon's avatar

@walterallenhaxton…If it was so important that this question be asked why can’t you repeat it in your answer here?

chyna's avatar

I’m pretty sure it said “Freddie and Fannie are lending again”. I don’t think there was a question.

augustlan's avatar

@walterallenhaxton I checked into it Walter, and your reworded question wasn’t approved because you had moved all the detail into the question’s title. Ask it again (just make a new question) just like I suggested above. You do not need to include a statement of any kind in the title.

walterallenhaxton's avatar

I don’t remember it.

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