I understand the need for specificity so that SE members can answer as well as possible. I also understand that general questions may not lead to fruitful answers// answers that the OP wasn't looking for. This is extremely obvious to me in strictly math related questions.
However, I find that soft questions aren't as easy to articulate [all the time.] I've had two reference-request questions. The first of which was on "simplicial complexes" and a good explanation of them. However, the second was about a reference to help get a peer "in to" advanced mathematics.
[can be found here: A book on advanced math for a "novice" mathematician, but "mature" thinker
I'm looking for a question that is indeed broad in nature, but that's because I need help to narrow it down! If I had something specific in mind for that question, I wouldn't need to ask it.
So, how can I improve the quality of these types of questions so that they meet the standards of SE, without compromising the nature of the question?