Questions are posts that solicit responses in the form of posts called answers.

Questions are posts that solicit responses in the form of posts called answers. They require at least one reputation to be posted, and they contain tags and can have bounties offered on them.

These posts may be in a multitude of states: [Closed] or [On Hold], [Protected], [Locked], Migrated, [Duplicate], [Deleted], or none of the above.

Though both Questions and Answers are considered "posts" and thus garner a score, Questions are different from answers. Questions receive answers, where answers cannot exist outside of a question. Questions should be on-topic for our site. They should not be the same as any other questions on the site (duplicates). They should not be spam, and they should not be rude or abusive.

Here are some attributes of a good question.