I noticed this section in the UX FAQ:

What makes a good question?

Prefer questions that elicit definitive answers or solutions rather than prolonged discussions. Remember, this a Q&A site, not a discussion board.

"Prefer questions..." sounds very awkward and unnatural, although it could be technically correct as in "You should prefer questions..." (a command to prefer questions).

I think it should be changed from "Prefer" to "We prefer", or even something a bit stronger like:

"[Please] only ask questions that elicit definitive answers...".

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Fixed. Thanks for the suggestion!

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