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If you believe that your question has sufficient information to be answered and should not have been placed into this catch-all question, please e-mail GoodQuestion @ WikiAnswers.com and request that it be made into a separate question.

Please ask your question again and include more information in it. WikiAnswers is designed to provide a specific answer to a specific question.

Tip: Don't use pronouns such as he, she, it, them, their, his, her, its, and so forth in your question. Chances are, we won't know who she, he, them, and what it is and won't be able to answer your question. You must indicate the subject properly in your question. However, questions in which the subject is already indicated, may use those pronouns. For example, "When Miley Cyrus starred on Hannah Montana how old was she?" is okay.

  • Questions that do not contain enough information cannot be answered -- asking "did he die?" or "how did she become rich?" cannot be answered because we do not know who you are asking the question about. * Multiple choice questions cannot be answered if you do not include the choices in the question. These typically include the phrase "which of the following" at the beginning of the question and the questioner does not include "the following" choices in the question; thus, we don't have enough information to answer your question. Another example is asking a question about a vehicle without providing the make, model, year, and engine size. This information is almost always necessary.
  • Questions that are too broad Questions such as "What are the names of all cars ever made?" are too broad to be answered. Simply giving a list of words does not ask a question that we know how to answer.
  • Questions that require us to look at a picture or diagram that you have in front of you cannot be answered because we cannot see your assignment page.
  • Partial questions or question fragments cannot be answered because a sentence fragment such as "preparation for a position" or "pi plus" do not explain what your question is and cannot be answered.
  • Questions that are actually statements cannot be answered because they are not questions. "You are in love with a boy and he does not know you exist" is not a question and cannot be answered.
  • Questions that should be asked in a chat room cannot be answered because this is not a chat room. "Who are you?" or "What is your favorite color?" are not questions that can be answered on this website.
  • Questions that ask for university results cannot be answered here because that information is only released to the student themselves; if you haven't got your results yet, nobody else will have them for you either. The WikiAnswers Stylebook will help you write a proper question that can be answered for you. See related links below.
  • Questions about prices cannot be answered here because we need to know which store you are asking about, which particular brand/size/style of item you are asking about, and the date upon which you are asking for the price. Prices vary daily, and each store will have its own pricing and sales.
  • Coin-Appraisal Questions with Insufficient Information There are several criteria that are required to give an evaluation of a coin. If one or more of these criteria is missing, an evaluation is not going to be very accurate:
  1. denomination
  2. country of origin
  3. year of minting
  4. condition


Latitude and Longitude Questions with Insufficient Information

If you ask questions such as 'What is located at 30 degrees latitude and 30 degrees longitude?', there could be four possible answers since direction was not specified. Therefore, please include the directions (e.g. north, east, south, west). An example of a good question would be, 'What is located at 30 degrees north latitude and 30 degrees east longitude?'.


Time-Zone Questions with Insufficient Information

When asking about the time in different places around the world WikiAnswers can only answer if we know (1) the place of interest and (2) a reference point.

Bad: What time is it now in England?
Good: What time is it in England if it is 11 AM in Perth Australia?

Bad: What time is it in Central Time?
Good: What time is it in Central Time if it is 2 PM in San Francisco?

Bad: If it's midday in the US what time is it Japan? (There is more than one time zone in the US.)
Good: What time is it in Japan if it's midday in Chicago?

Bad: How many hours is Tonga behind?
Good: How many hours is Tonga behind Tahiti?

The differences are quite clear.

It might make sense to YOU when asking, but please note that it might be hours or days before someone looks at your question. In the bad examples, above, do you see how someone answering might be, well, a bit flippant and just say "8 PM", or "Evening", or even "Working time"? And that would not really help you out, would it?

Just for reference: Russia has 11 time zones; Asia has up to eight (depending upon how you count); the USA has six or more depending upon DST; Australia has six or more, depending upon DST; South America and Africa each has four; Mexico has four or (one of which does not observe DST) or more; Europe and Greenland each has three; and the Middle East has a whole fistful.

Time zones between areas or countries may be as few as 15 minutes apart or as many as 120 minutes apart. Memphis, TN, USA is NOT the same as Memphis, Egypt. Be specific: Help us to help you!
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