This may seem trite, but take a look down the line of topics and you’ll see 10 threads all titled “Problem” or “Question” or something similarly useless.
While this may seem as if it’s just an OCD thing on my part, it actually does have adverse effects down the line.
But, mostly, “Question???” and “Help” as post titles don’t give any indication as to what the Topic is about; it doesn’t stand out to those who would perhaps have a specific knowledge about the issue [e.g. maybe someone is an airport editor, so a title about an airport layout error would grab their attention, whereas “Not Right” just fades into the mishmash of 15 other similarly-uselessly-titled threads]; you’re just hoping that those who can assist will open every thread to see what it’s about rather than specifically targeting them.
“Question” offers nothing. It limits your audience to those who read every thread, whereas a title which specifically describes your issue or question has the potential to attract an audience of those who may hold special knowledge on the subject. One just today, was titled simply “Question”, but the content was about how pilots in the community financed receiving their license. Obviously, if you truly want to grab the attention of those real-world pilots, a title which doesn’t provide even a hint that their expertise is needed isn’t going to be as effective as indicating what the question is in the title [briefly; it should not be your entire first paragraph].
Apart from providing no up-front information, it has adverse effects further on in the life cycle, as well. Anyone with a similar issue may have trouble finding your thread via search [who searches for “Problem?”] later on, leading to the creation of 5 different threads all describing the same issue.
Front end: no stimulus for those that would benefit from some up-front information.
Back End: Endless duplicate creation because past thread titles are simply useless in any search or similar thread warning.
This is such a basic concept. I honestly don’t even fully comprehend why anyone wouldn’t just innately gravitate to titling their post something meaningful; that’s kind of 3rd Grade language class. But, here we are, nonetheless.
BTW, the statement “I have a question” is not, itself, a question, and thus should not be followed by a question mark. Question marks follow sentences which are themselves questions, not the word “question”, and there is never a correct time to use more than one punctuation mark. “???” Is not some form of expressing urgency or whatever it is that people think it accomplishes. It’s a grammatical error that no one older than six should think appropriate.