Because of Ash's question "How curious is too curious?" and the old "Is Worldbuilding a What-If Site?" discussion I came to think about how I present my questions and if my questions could appear to be mere what-if shower thoughts. Because I think they could appear that way.
I try to keep unnecessary details out of my questions. I want to focus on the very core of the problem and just have a solution for that.
As an example: my Question "Regrowing body parts: What are the costs?" is trying to find a solution to estimate the raw biochemical energy cost of growing a limb. It is specifically designed to not talk about the magic being used in my world as it is irrelevant to the problem. The intent of this question is to solve the problem as abstractly as possible so other people might benefit from the solution, too, if they have a similar problem.
I specifically wanted to have this question be just an energy calculation. That way the solution is applicable to any scenario and not just my world. It could be magic or sci-fi technology.
Now the question is: Is my philosophy of question design any good?
Reading many critques in the What-If debate a lot of people seem to think that there should be details about the world and some argue that math questions are off-topic (that is a minority, though).