Writing good questions can be difficult. To help you, the community came up with ten yes or no questions that will guide you and help you prevent common errors.
Follow the links for more information and examples for each question.
Positive questions (You should answer these with yes):
Does the question title accurately and concisely summarize the specific question that you are asking?
Have you done research on your topic and included everything that is important for your question?
Is the technological level of your world clear or has no influence?
Have you thoroughly explained your setting and the question's premises?
Are you limiting your question to a single, narrow facet of your world to keep it from being too broad?
Negative questions (You should answer these with no):
Do you ask how your character would act in a given situation?
Are you asking about a large number of impacts resulting from your original situation?
Do answers to your question depend on any knowledge specific to your setting that isn't included in the question, like how your magic system works?
If you can answer these questions as described, you have the best chance that your question will be understood, be on-topic and be well received. If you want to improve your post even more, here are some more resources that might help you:
- The full list of suggestions for the perfect question
Here you can find all suggestions and their authors.
- The Worldbuilding Stack Exchange site tour
A basic introduction to Worldbuilding SE and the system behind it everyone should have read (You even get a badge for it)
- The help center
Especially the What topics can I ask about here? and What types of questions should I avoid asking? pages. These are the official rules for what can be asked. The help center contains (nearly) all the information you need to know
- The question sandbox
If you are in the process of writing a question, you can post it here and get helpful tips from the community
- The Worldbuilder's General Chat
The main chat of WB is generally active. And people there are usually willing to help in refining a question
- Meta in general
Last but not least, worldbuilding meta contains a lot of Q&A's on the main site, how it works and more. You can find a lot of helpful answers here.