I am referring specifically to this question, which was closed: What alternative spoke lacing patterns exist (that make a decent wheel)?. My question is, can I word this in a way such that the community here will not close it? Or should I ask it elsewhere, instead?
As noted in the comments, it is a 'real question', it is both practical and answerable. I could also ask it like this:
- "What additions would make this list MORE complete?"
- "Name alternative spoking patterns aside from these"
Or many other ways. I do expect that over a relatively short amount of time, the question would gather responses and become a very complete list (indeed the list I gave is the most complete list I've ever seen in one place). I always upvote any constructive answers, and at some point someone (or I) would compile the alternatives into a single answer I would mark accepted. Thus (Items in Question) + (Items in Answer) = The most complete list to be found on the internet.
This seems to fit perfectly with the Q&A stack exchange model, and has the bonus of involving some community effort. However, @zenbike disagrees. I don't agree that it violates the FAQ guidelines, and would appreciate a deeper explanation of such.
"This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical" -> It's not ambiguous or vague, as I have clearly done a lot of effort to both define what I was asking as well as save everyone the time of saying 'radial' or 'crossed', etc, then I elucidated SPECIFICALLY what I wanted for an answer AND why it was practical. Neither is it broad - "List any spoking patterns that I haven't" is VERY narrow. Nor is it Rhetoric as I'm not attempting any persuasion whatsoever, other than to answer the question as I asked it.