update: After reading the first answer here I've made an attempt to update the question. It is now: Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices
In my meta question How to ask beginner-level questions on political theory or science? one example of a question I'd planned on asking was "How do politicians decide if they should X or Y?"
Deciding to post the question now and not wanting to receive "we aren't mind readers" close votes, I've cast it as a reference request question:
- originally: Scholarly work advising politicians how to decide when to speak up, and for whom to speak exactly
Votes are currently -3/+1 and some comments try to find ways to suggest the question can't be answered.
I know I shouldn't, but I take this as "down voting because I don't know the answer". No actual reasons for down votes are given, so so far there's no actionable information that I can see.
I feel that this question likely has a good answer, but I don't know for sure, which is of course why I posted the question in the first place!
Question: Is there any way I can adjust or otherwise "spruce up" my reference-request question? Or should I just leave as-is and be patient?