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.
- 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.
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
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