Honestly not sure if this belongs here or in Meta - feel free to move if it's misplaced.
A coworker and I had an interesting discussion today. Consider a sensitive problem in the office - e.g. "Department X's Lead has just resigned, leaving everyone there disorganized and overworked. It's causing a lot of extra stress and work for the rest of the company. How do we cope with this?" This is a great question for workplace.stackexchange. The problem is, because we work as tech developers, a lot of coworkers are likely to see any question that is posted. Anyone paying attention will immediately know we're talking about Department X, which could cause trouble for any number of reasons.
Ignoring the hypothetical, the takeaway here is this: it's very easy to find yourself with a sensitive question which, if asked carelessly, could cause a lot of trouble.
In a situation where asking a question means openly identifying a person/department, what kind of etiquette/precautions can one employ to tactfully ask about a sensitive subject in the office? Are there strategies or word choices one can employ to focus on a solution, and minimize acknowledging any problems with persons or entities?