I asked a question Is the average position for the ground state of a 1D simple harmonic oscillator zero?. I asked why the average position of the ground state of a simple harmonic oscillator (SHO) is not zero. And what is the meaning that the position is not zero? That is absolutely a question helping me to complete the physical concept in my mind.
To let others clearly know why I claimed the average position of the ground state of a SHO is not zero. I provided my proof.
According to my experience, I feel my question is easily be marked as "homework-like" and "check-my-work", so I tag my question as "homework". Evenly, it is not homework and I didn't ask others to check my work.
However, my question is still closed due to "homework-like" and "check-my-work". I guessed the reason is the answer pointed me out that a|0> is 0 not |0> (In fact, "a|0> is 0 not |0>" is a physical concept). Before I got the answer, I didn't know, it was unfair to say I wanted to others to "check my work".
I always introspect after my question was closed because closing my question makes me feel I am wrong. I think if I hadn't listed those equations showing how I derived the average position, voters will not feel my question was "check-my-work". But I don't think skipping equations is better. For people answering the question, more details more confidence.
Could you show me how to ask that question so that the question will not be closed as "homework-like" or "check-my-work"?