I've gotten off to a strange start at this site. The first question AND answer I posted here were both well received, which seemed to create a false sense of confidence on how to actually use the site by asking a question.
Since then I've posted a number of questions that weren't well received, which have all led me to realize that I don't know what all of the criteria are that moderation are looking for in a well-formed question.
This has been problematic for me because I love history, but have become reluctant to post new questions. So with that said:
What are the major components of a question that moderation at this site considers well formed?