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What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”?

I found myself in the posture giving up posting to stackoverflow.com too many times. The question meets the quality standard and I have enough point to submit a question. After about half an hour I just gave up. I think that stackoverflow.com is extremly restrictive, without exagerating.

The latest message was:

Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards.

The question was:

TITLE: jquery element selector reference

I'm having to many selectors (like $(document)) on a webpage and i wanna initiate them through a variable like var doc_el = $(document); to lower the requests into jquery dom pool.

The question is: It will double the memory or it will be a reference?

I'm asking because this i had a problem once, where a variable would not engage as reference. I can't give an example because i don't know where i've used that.


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    try formatting the question properly and change the question title slightly Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:24
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    "The question meets the quality standard" but you still get " It does not meet our quality standards..." Someone is mistaken :P The question does look to me to be acceptable...
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:24
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    Capitalize your I's. Always.
    – yannis
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:28
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    Probably not enough jQuery Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:33
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    And (though a personal pet peeve), what is wrong with "want to" instead of "wanna"?
    – Bart
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:35
  • @kia - possibly yes... but does the post look that bad to you?
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:39
  • "i" should be "I", "i've" should be "I've" or "I have". @Lix - FYI as well. Also "wanna" is considered low English quality. Change to "want to". Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:40
  • @sha - I'm not going to edit the quoted question - that's part of the meta post - it would be like making an edit to a code block :P
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:41
  • @Lix not asking anyone to edit, just spreading what I know that can cause the quality filter to trigger. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:42
  • @sha - ah - Ok... I see so much "i" and "i've" and wanna" in posts on Stack Overflow - I hardy believe that it would trip the filter... I could be wrong though...
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:44
  • @Lix Apart from what said from Sha Dow Wiz Ard, see also, "I'm asking because this i had a problem once." We don't discuss of the filter implemented for the quality standards because details about it will not be disclosed.
    – apaderno
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:46
  • Ok - you are both correct - but I'm sure we can agree that we've all seen much worse stuff on Stack Overflow that seemed to have passed the filters.
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:47
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    @Lix agreed, I just say from experience - people changed "i" to "I" and got their question posted. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:49
  • @sha - I just did that and it posted it.
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 9:50
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    @sha - First time I tried I did get the quality filter message. Capital "i"'s was the only thing I changed - then it went though.
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:03

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To me, your question does seem to comply with the quality filter. I'm not 100% sure why you are not being allowed to post this. It is a rather simple question but that should not matter.

You have a rather generic title - each word in the title could essentially be a tag for this question. As was mentioned in the comments, you should try to give your post a more unique title - possibly something like :

Caching selectors in jQuery (seems like this might be a dupe to start with though :)

As was also said in the comments - correct use of capitalization will always be welcomed but I hardly believe that that would trip the filter. I see so much lack of capitalization on SO posts.

Capitalization seems to have been the issue here - fix that and you should be able to post it. I was able to successfully post your question by simply capitalizing all the "i"'s.

Try to always use correct English wherever possible - If you slip up somewhere - the community will come along and fix it - but in the original post you should make as much effort as you can to use correct English.

  • I know that "i" should be uppercase in a sentence, but I haven't thought this would be my problem. I think I did this before, when I just dropped my questions for not being able to post them. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:15
  • Seems that it was this that tripped the filter.
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:16
  • Again, stackoverflow.com should help in this matter. I don't think I'm the only one here that just dropped the question. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:21
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    Stack Overflow is not a site to teach you how to type correct English - I disagree - it is 100% the OP's responsibility.
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:22
  • Yes, I know. But I meant that stackoverflow.com should post WHY your question is not accepted. Just because my native language is not english, it doesn't mean that I should not post my question to stackoverflow.com before I learn to write a perfect english. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:25
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    @machineaddict: It's part of the "keeping bad stuff away from the system". If SO would tell people what's wrong, they'd fix that and nothing else, or worse, would find a way to circumvent it. It's a sad world we live in, but such measures are necessary. Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 10:52

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