We've received a number of questions from one user that often follow the same general pattern. They generally take up a topic and, in the course of a rather long series of loosely related comments on that topic, ask for translation advice on different aspects of the theme. Here are some recent examples:
Here's an example of a question that was heavily edited so as to address only one (albeit, highly specific) translation:
I see a couple issues with these questions:
- Their titles give almost no indication of what they are actually about.
- The question itself is not unified and is highly unlikely to be useful in a knowledge-base.
- There is a large amount of opinion/speculation, and even political commentary, that distracts from the actual point.
I often don't do anything with such questions. I suppose there are three options:
- Heavily edit
It's also entirely possible, of course, that I'm the only one who thinks these questions aren't a good fit, as currently written.
On the one hand, we ought to be a welcoming community to all levels of Latin, and we don't want a series of rote questions. On the other, if we don't have any consensus about how to treat questions like this, I fear the quality of the Q&A will go down, and we'll stay in the current status quo. How do we think questions like this should be addressed?