I've recently seen questions in this form:
Some title that might need polishing
< a lot of background that usually doesn't add to the question >< a question that the OP wanted to tackle with >< the answer OP had in mind, has a 80% degree of certainty and just needs a nod > Am I right? (or a similar variation of it)
I think I can safely assume most, if not all, of the passionate members of our community have noticed that "Am I right?" questions, if occasionally useful, tend to be a "VLQ answer seed". (i.e. they tend to attract "yes, you're perfect and so is your reasoning") answers that aren't really answers, not on Stack Exchange. If not, they'll get a comment saying the same, and will remain unanswered.
I recently commented on one of them 1:
Again, these kind of "amirite" questions are not really helpful for the community. Instead of posting all as a question and asking "am I right?", please consider writing a self-answer and explaining the connotation that the stressing conveys, optimally with resources and the "why"s.
I would like to see learners competent enough to say "am I right?" write their own answers. Per the self-answer section in the help center:
Can I answer my own question?
Yes! Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions. If you have a question that you already know the answer to, and you would like to document that knowledge in public so that others (including yourself) can find it later, it's perfectly okay to ask and answer your own question on a Stack Exchange site.
So, the question above would ideally be:
A title that makes the question distinctive, or hopefully unique
< a little background that relates to the question >< a question the OP wanted to tackle with >< some thoughts on the question >< question mark>
I don't want the side effect of this request to be a new generation of bad answers and guesses. If you're speculating, please include your "thoughts" in the question. If you're "answering", please do so in the answer part.
In other words, if you're typing to get a "yes, you're right." then you most probably should write an answer. If you're expecting a lot of corrections or aren't 80% sure your answer is correct, then include your thoughts in the question. Note that this doesn't have any contradiction with the "provide research and original thought" close/downvote reason.
A humble request from our querents:
Dear next user who'll ask an "am I right?" question,
As I've seen most of the questions like this end up with yes rather than a no, or with more thoughtful comments from senior users, I think you need to write a real question and a self-answer. Include what you think the answer is in the question only if you're unsure whether that's the answer or not.
If you're looking for someone to nod and say "you're right", then post your thoughts as an answer if they're complete. Alternatively, visit ELL's chatrooms.
If you're unsure about your answer, just don't post or include it. But never include it in the question, pretty please. ELL is not a platform to gather nods and claps; we want real answers to real questions. So please don't formulate your question with a possible answer and an "amirite, no?".
Best regards, MA
1: No links 'cause I despise the meta effect.