I'd like to suggest a question in the FAQ on how to write a good question if it involves DNA matches. My ideal entry would give newbies to DNA research a checklist of information to include in order to prevent their question being too broad to be answerable.
This might include:
- What company the person tested with
- What test was taken
- The exact wording of the message that says you have a match (not including the other member's name, but the rest of the message)
- the number of cMs matched (if available)
The purpose of this FAQ would be to help the users meet our goal of writing "practical, answerable questions" as stated in What types of questions should I avoid asking?.
Your thoughts? What level of detail gives us enough information to answer the question, without being too much information (i.e. a violation of privacy)?