Questions on Quora are generally better if they are phrased neutrally.
Consider a question like "Why are people of X political party such idiots?"
- The question in itself contains a strong assertion, that people of X political party are indeed idiots.
- Some people are likely to answer with things that validate that premise, e.g., "Some people are just stupi...
In brief, questions on Quora are phrased neutrally, without (much of) a point of view, to make a space for answers to express many points of view.
First, some background: one important aspect of how Quora works is that questions don't belong to the person who asked them. The goal is for each question page to become the best possible resource for people i... (more)
"Which" is preferred when you have a very limited number of known choices.
- Which arm is stronger?
- Which of your siblings do you like best?
"What" is preferred when you have a large number of choices or you don't even know how many choices there are.... (more)