Why is it so difficult to get some people (at times, it feels like most people!) to post enough context to get a reasonable translation?
While a few newcomers do an excellent job of phrasing their questions, many newbies seem to have the expectation that this site should work like a mathematical function: you pop in x and out comes y. Even requests for "context" often result in just a phrase or, if we're lucky, a complete sentence. This seems to happen irregardless of the direction we're going (Spanish to English or English to Spanish.)
There are people at every stage of language learning on this site, as well as many language teachers, so -- what do all of you think? Why is something that seems so simple, so hard? Does this happen everywhere and in other languages?
(And while we're at it, would anyone like to translate "open-ended question" into Spanish for me')