I am asking this in relation to confirmation of assumption types questions from self study people only, with no access to formal teaching resources.
If I ask a question, and the answer is either yes or no, is this allowed under the rules of the site? If it is not, then I accept that as valid but I am left confused by some of the answers I see.
My point is, that the range of answers provided to what initially seems like a simple confirmation type question can help to teach self study students the following:
a. That their assumption is correct and provide confidence to carry on self studying. It can also help clarify the particular point in the self student's mind as he/she is writing it.
b. The range of answers provided can also provide additional assistance to the self study student by referring to additional resources or areas to study.
c. I have seen that often a simple question from a person with little background in the subject can produce lots of answers, ranging from the low level to the higher level.
imo, this site greatly benefits from the range of answers given and these answers are the backbone of the site.
Finally, my question: should I, given the points listed above, refrain from
looking for confirmation even though to me, it is a perfectly valid question.