I'm new to this Stack Exchange site and after browsing around a bit was wondering about the following seeming discrepancy between the FAQ and the questions on the site. The FAQ very prominently says that:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
I came across some questions where the asker is very explicit about the actual problem they're facing, such as the ones on “What was the life expectancy in Medieval Britain?” and on “How to research controversial history?”. But there are few such questions. Most questions don't mention what problem the asker is facing at all. Given that these questions weren't closed as off-topic, or that nobody asked for clarification on the problem (with some exceptions), I'm wondering why the above guideline is (still) so prominent in the FAQ. Shouldn't this guideline be given less prominence, or be reworded somehow? Or conversely, should people be asked more often to clarify what problem they are facing?