@JeffSchaller. 100%, that's what we can do about the questions, but I don't think that what the questioner meant.
In the 'technical community' it is normal practice to 'state' a problem or predicate rather than to pose a question.
The Role of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Flavouring
Will appear in a technical publication before
Why does granny's gazpacho soup taste odd and make my teeth freeze?
If a poster is from a technical background they will tend to use a 'statement of case' rather than ask a question, so maybe linux people are becoming even more techie? If that's possible!
Out-geeking the geeks?
Edit: The point being that it is only a question of style and how you are used to expressing things in your day to day or professional life as to whether a poster will state the problem
`Cannot ping goggle.com`
or ask a question
'Why can't i ping goggle.com?`
The meaning is the same, we all understand what the problem is. Job done.