So I’ve been trying to answer a lot of questions, and I have noticed different trends of answering.
Some people, such as myself, try to be less technical, and therefore slightly less ‘sharp’ in our answers, as in cutting exactly to what is asked in the question. There are pros and cons to this: our answers will be useful to people with a limited knowledge, however whilst they explain how something happens, they may not adequately explain why it happens.
Conversely, some people are giving incredible amounts of detail that cuts right to the crux of the issue - again with its pros and cons. Due to the high-level technical detail, the answers are less likely to be as useful to newcomers to the hobby, but they answer the question exceptionally well.
So, how should we as a community try to answer questions - simply with a decent amount of detail, so people who may not have a high level of technical experience can find the answers easy to follow in the future but may not completely answer the question at hand; or should we answer in great detail that answers the question exactly and precisely, but may not be as useful when found by beginners?
I partially think it should be a mix of both in each thread, but I’m also tempted to say that our answers should try to have a level of consistency.
Any input is appreciated - thanks.