To one of my questions I received a comment:
Get a real lawyer to tell you if you have a case. You are asking for specific legal advice in your questions and we can't give it to you. At just $800, the price was cheap for the experience gained. If you (your friend) can't or won't read what you sign, pay a lawyer to.
The discussion went on, but I suppose that this person did not like the way I provided context around my question, because, I guess, it appeared to him that I am asking a question in form "Should I do X or Y?" (opposed to a specific general question that I highlighted in the bold and intended to get answer to).
However, to my surprise on a completely different question this same person actually asked for a context around particular or hypothetical situation:
Not an answer, but why not just tell them? Do they hang up or something?
My personal opinion is that
- if question arises from a real or hypothetical situation, then preferably this context should be provided in the question, because it can help to answer it by implied context (e.g. country, case-type or simply suggest that different laws should apply).
- However, I do agree that the questions should not be asked in form "should I do X or Y?", but rather in a general manner, but I don't think that this was the case with my question.
Am I doing something wrong and should have asked the question differently and removed the context around particular situation?