This question already has an answer here:
- How to ask a good question. 8 answers
this is a question I asked a few days ago: Lie Group has Euler characteristic zero.
And it was put on hold.
As I understand it, from looking at the profiles of those who put it on hold, I have (maybe mistakenly) the assumption that it was because it is considered to be a ''help me do my homework'' question.
First I would like to advocate my post, maybe it would help on your feedback.
In all my previous posts, I had taken my time to show the work I had done, and my thoughts on the subject before posting, to show that I did actually put effort in solving it on my own. This question was from a past exam in my faculty, and I am about to take such exam, for me it is valid to ask about an exercise I really had no idea how to commence. And maybe I was missing some vital information or ''trick'' that would help me on future exercises.
So, this is why I did not put any ''I have tried this'' or something like that, because I really had no idea.
So.. what I need is feedback, am I wrong in doing this? What is the community's opinion on the subject of posting an exercise? And what should I do now? I know the site says to edit it in this type of situation, but my post was put on hold with already an accepted answer. The only edit I could think of, is posting the answer, but that seems like taking credit from the person who answered.
(Sorry if my english is sloppy, not my first language)