Every now and then a very leading and/or a overly specific question gets asked. Note that this doesn't make the question bad nor a bad fit for our site.
There are two ways for us, as answer-ers, to deal with this:
- Answer the question verbatim.
- Address the underlying issue.
I often strive to do the second method, but sometimes my inner ass wants to do the first, and succeeds.
Which method am I supposed to use? The one that needs my superb mind reading skills* or the one that is asked but leads to the wrong conclusion?
* Sorry, Scott it's possible, just very error prone ;) Yeah, my mind-reading skills suck anyway.