So I was answering a question yesterday about lost saves, and I came back today to find the answer had been downvoted. There was a comment left saying
-1 For answering a question before it is clear what the problem is.
In that instance, yes it was pretty clear there were some assumptions that needed to be made, (in this case it was which platform) and the downvote was unjustified in that case. It has since been removed.
However is it generally frowned upon to provide some insight to an answer before the OP has provided all necessary information? There are some cases where you just cannot provide any answers, because there simply is not enough information, but what about if it's a less severe matter like platform or version?
Here is the original question. (It has since been deleted)