I asked Where should I place my city in space?, most immediately because the space challenge reminded me but I would have gotten to it eventually anyway. I intended to ask a science question -- given this information about size, population, and usage, what kind of placement makes the most sense? I know very little about planetary gravity, orbits, the effects of those on spaceflight, and so on, so that's where I was coming from.
But I was way too vague (that was much clearer in my head than in the question that came out), and I got lots of great input about societal and logistics factors, about worker commutes, tourists, the improved real-estate value of nice views, navigation, and lots more. This is all great stuff, and some of it I hadn't thought through before so I definitely appreciate getting the input.
But I can't help thinking that as a question on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange, quite aside from the great answers it got anyway, it could have been asked better. And while I don't have other specific examples to point to, I have the impression that this happens a fair bit on our site -- a question turns out to be broader than the author intended, which we only find out once the answers roll in.
Is this a problem? Or if not an actual problem, something askers can improve? If so, what should we be doing differently?