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adw61 Level 55 / Writer
Answered 5 years ago
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I'll give you an example, as well as a basis for comparison to illustrate my point.
Your question was clearly worded. Because you communicated your question well, we know what you want.
Not to hold anyone up to ridicule, but here is an example of someone who didn't communicate well: http://www.askpedia.com/q/0000019839
Could you answer that question with the information provided? They don't tell you what captain they are talking about or what people were missing. From the information provided, we don't even know if they are asking about a real event or characters in a story. Poor communication when they asked the question makes it impossible for anyone to help them find the information they seek.
If you want to help someone, you need to know which questions to ask and how to ask them so they are clear and easily understood. If you want someone to help you, you need to clearly communicate what the problem is.
Without clear communication, both parties are likely to walk away from the exchange dissatisfied with the result.
Source Trying to get people to communicate clearly for decades
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