An essay in Wikiask: space is, well, a position piece written by one or more WikiAsk editors that expresses their opinion or advice about some aspect of Wikiask. It's for Wikiask editors, not the public. If an essay becomes widely accepted, the essay as a whole could be upgraded into more official guidance as a Wikiask:Guideline or a Wikiask:Policy. As of November 2022, there aren't yet any of those, at least not any written out and labelled that way. Or parts of the essay might be incorporated into guidance elsewhere.
Essays are meant to be developed by multiple editors; please do step in to help improve any essay.
An essay can be created in User: space or in Wikiask: space.
Template:Essay is available to place on any essay page.
For existing essays, see Category:Essays.