Why do we assume the worst about someone who is asking what the etiquette question is? How can any of us know, without hearing tone, if the person asking the question is being snarky?
How can we be certain that the person asking really doesn't see the etiquette question and is just asking what it is, so they could also offer advice and participate in the discussion from that angle?
Wouldn't it be more polite to assume the best of the person and offer assistance in finding their answer or simply saying it was just the sharing of a story?
I think it's pretty uncharitable to automatically label the person who asks what the etiquette question is, as being rude, snarky or the reason that apparently some people don't post in the question threads anymore.
I always thought that the folders in the General Etiquette section were for etiquette questions & advice seeking for etiquette dilemmas. I thought the main site was where people submitted stories for review and discussion.
I'm not saying people shouldn't post stories in these areas but I *do* think it's understandable when someone asks what the question is or if there is one, especially if it's in those folders. Why not just assume the best, answer the question and move on?