I have lately been noticing that many new users of Ask Ubuntu, who are also new users of Ubuntu, ask questions (probably something related to graphics driver, GRUB, etc.) and many users of Ask Ubuntu, who are highly-knowledgeable about the question's topic, respond:
by asking more information related to the question (in a manner which might be difficult for the OP to understand) to understand the issue more properly through comments.
For example, let's say an OP asked a question about GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04 but tagged the wrong Ubuntu version (like 14.04, 16.04, etc.) or wrong desktop environment (like KDE, LXDE, etc.) or wrong flavour (like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, etc.), instead of asking the OP about the incorrect tags and explaining about EoL and EoSS, we can request the OP to share the output of
lsb_release -aor any relevant command to know the correct flavour/desktop environment/version.
Once, the OP provides the output, we can edit the tags :)
by trying to explain the cause of the OP's problem/ suggest a solution (in comments) in a manner which will seem esoteric (meaning: very unusual and understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge) and complex to the OP.
Let's say someone is facing some issue with their hard disk. Instead of just requesting the OP to do
fsck, it would be better to guide the OP to resources which will help the OP to understand what
fsckis and how to do it.
I am not trying to call out any Ask Ubuntu users. I am grateful that the experienced Ubuntu users are sharing their knowledge, but IMO we need to use a simplified technical language for new Ubuntu users who ask questions on our site.
What are your thoughts on this?