I think we can all agree that just adding a question mark to the end of this (and the post it refers to) does not make it a question:
It's also possible to have a question that has no question marks:
Asked by $someone
I'm having problems with this code:
When I run it on linux, it produces this error. It works on windows,
and I've tried this and this. I've tried googling this, and I tried this, but that didn't help either.
This never explicitly asks a question, but it has a clear problem, a explanation of what they've tried, and talks about what references they've consulted.
There isn't a hard and fast rule; it's an "I know it when I see it," kind of thing. If we made an explicit rule, there would be so many exceptions and so many loopholes that it would be a huge pain to comply with.
- (on main site) Uses question to complain about how previous questions have been removed.
- Asks something vague, then answers own question with a blog post that's linked.
- The asker expects a particular answer.