Is it okay to ask a question about a problem, for which I can't test the answers for, out of general curiosity ? Say I want to ask a question about a problem I would potentially face / I used to face when I was using a Server account, but I no longer have access to the said server account. Can I ask such a question without going out of the boundaries of what is allowed in ask ubuntu ?
In general, no.
- You might not be able to answer requests for detail
- You might not be able to say what worked (if it's something that needs fixing)
It's hard to think of many examples of questions that can be asked in the abstract that are about an actual system. If you think you have one, be more specific in your question here, or just ask but make it clear that you cannot get more information.
It seems likely that the time spent answering this won't offset the limited reward of answering your curiosity, but also consider that we've no way to police any of these things. Just be conscientious with other people's time.