Originally posted by wittywonka
Almost every time I consider asking about anything in the chess forums, I hesitate for fear of ignorance about what is allowed and what is not. For example, could I ask if mate was possible in a certain endgame if I didn't ask how to do it?
I'd say that talking theory is fine.
If anything you're discussing is relevant to games you have in progress - then you're asking for trouble. Better to seek analysis of games that have finished than try to work out what would be good in a current game.
Make the mistake - then learn by it. Better than trying to avoid the mistake and getting kicked out for cheating.
Otherwise, there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here, and I'm sure you'll get told what to look for and what not in a given situation.
I never bother asking anyone, only because I never bother examining my games once they're done.
Just my opinion.