The purpose of Tavern is to become a good resource for anyone looking for answers related to the questions on Travel, Photography and Blogging. The guidelines given below reflect the agreed upon conventions of the community.

Tavern Policies

  • Questions should be sincere attempts to obtain reusable information
    • The primary intention of a question should be to obtain information, not to argue a point or make a statement.
    • Questions should not be used to promote a business or service, or for solicitation.
    • Questions should encourage answers that provide explanation and should be as open-ended as possible. Limited-choice ‘poll questions’ are not allowed.
    • Questions should not narrow or segment the users who are invited to respond, and should not be directed at specific user(s).
  • Questions should be clearly written
    • English is the preferred language, however questions in any World language are welcomed.
    • Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar to be used in questions. A question should consist of complete sentence(s) and end in a question mark.
    • Questions should contain enough information for meaningful answers to be posted, and make clear how answers can meet their expectations.
    • Questions should be concise, using the question details field to provide context. As a general guideline, questions should generally be no longer than 2 sentences, and only one question should be asked at a time.
  • Questions should comply with Tavern’s site policies
    • Questions about individuals that are hurtful, or likely to make the person uncomfortable aren’t allowed.
    • Questions that constitute harassment and have the potential to make the experience unpleasant or uncomfortable for group(s) of users may be deleted.
    • Questions with uncivil words will be deleted
    • Basic courtesy and politeness is expected from the members
  • Questions are viewed as community resource
    • Questions are viewed as community property and will be used as such.
    • Questions can be deleted by the person who asked them, but users can revert those question deletions. Questions may be deleted by administrator or moderators if they contravene policy.
    • A question can be merged into another question if both ask the same thing. Generally, the question with the phrasing that is simplest and most commonly asked should remain.
  • Question description should be used to provide context for a question
    • Question should be clear from the title, as this is displayed in the search bar and elsewhere on the site.
    • Question description should be provided to give more information about what information is being sought.
  • Categories should be used to help people who may be interested in the question find it
    • Category should be selected while asking the questions to make it more searchable and understandable
    • If the category sought by you is not available, ‘Questions’ can be used as the default category
    • Questions that are not relevant to the category will be moved/ removed.

Question Guidelines

How to ask strong questions ?

  • Questions are stronger if they are phrased neutrally, ask for information and ask why
  • Questions are stronger if they are phrased neutrally and minimise presuppositions.
  • Questions are stronger if they do not contain assumptions. In particular, they should not imply false information.
  • Good questions are as open-ended as possible and ask ‘why?’ where this would potentially lead to more informative direct responses.

Questions of many types are encouraged

  • Questions about anything you are curious about are encouraged.
  • Questions that are easily answerable by search engines are encouraged.
  • Questions that will help others are encouraged

Inspired by Quora.