Stack Exchange, in general, should be a place where experts in a particular field can provide each other with mutual support, and a place where people who are not experts can received help from experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge. Stack Exchange History shares this attitude.
Regular SE History participants are mostly aware of the components of a good question; sometimes new participants are not. This Meta question asks experienced users to provide a template for what goes into a high quality question, and gives some idea of what research is required prior to asking.
Other Stack Exchange sites, for example, SE Mathematica, require that any question is accompanied by an attempted answer. This shows that you are willing to put in the initial research before an expert takes the time to help. It also vastly improves the quality of questions, and makes SE more enjoyable for everyone.
SE History is similar; it requires that good questions put forth evidence of preliminary research.
I am requesting that experienced users provide examples of good questions. Of course, all these questions should include:
- A clearly defined question
- Evidence of prior research
It is hoped that new users can use the examples here as templates for their own questions.
More resources for asking questions:
How to Ask has the specific rules for question asking.
A meta question Why did I get a downvote? provides an expansive reference about what to avoid.