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When I try to post a question, the site says to edit it and to add "what you have tried" and "it's not up to quality standards" and stuff.

But this message keeps coming up when I'm trying to post every single question. This happens when I get every detail right and I can't add any more specific detail.

It still says to add more stuff when I have already have added everything I can.

This is starting to annoy me - I have been getting this message for my questions for about an hour now.

closed as off-topic by Bart, Frédéric Hamidi, Pëkka, asheeshr, ProgramFOX Mar 7 '14 at 15:05

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If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    The very fact that you were able to post this question implies that it is working properly. – devnull Mar 7 '14 at 14:15
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    Given the lack of proper punctuation, correct use of I and complete lack of paragraphs in this post (first revision), if your other attempts are similar, then the low quality filter is doing its work correctly. – Oded Mar 7 '14 at 14:16
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    Could you post that question here in blockquotes so we can see it and give you better feedback? – George Stocker Mar 7 '14 at 14:16
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    Take a look at the edits I have made to your post here. These are syntactical and grammatical changes that we would expect you to have made in the first place. – Oded Mar 7 '14 at 14:20
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    A developer for Stack Exchange is telling you punctuation, syntax, and grammar are (is?) an issue. It's an issue. – George Stocker Mar 7 '14 at 14:22
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    @user121855 Proper punctuation, or the lack thereof, is as much a quality issue as a bad or unclear question is. We like our content to be good, and a lot is done to ensure that. – Bart Mar 7 '14 at 14:24
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    Punctuation and Grammar is what separates us from animals (and forums). – George Stocker Mar 7 '14 at 14:27
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    For what @AsheeshR said, that's the difference between our site and Yahoo Answers (and others). We want a high level of quality in our users and content, so that we can attract experts. If we allow low quality content, then people will care less about the quality of the site, and therefor less quality answers and users. – gunr2171 Mar 7 '14 at 14:39
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    @user, I beg to differ. From your comments so far, you are the one who's being rude. It also looks like you do not wish to make any effort whatsoever to improve the situation. – Frédéric Hamidi Mar 7 '14 at 14:47
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    No. We will keep stopping such posts. We expect a certain quality from posts - that includes minimal correct punctuation/grammar and syntax. As others have pointed - if you can't be bothered to correct these minimal issues (start your sentences with capital letters, capitalizing your Is, using commas and periods where they belong and breaking up walls of text into paragraphs), then how can we think you would be bothered to post a quality question at all? – Oded Mar 7 '14 at 14:53
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    You can't tell me that you cannot write "Have you every thought that I find it difficult to improve my skills for editing it. This is the best I'm probly going to get. So you people ..." This does not nearly address all the issues, but certainly you can capitalize properly and use punctuation. Telling me you can't basically just means you're lazy and unwilling to improve. – Bart Mar 7 '14 at 14:54
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    Yet you're wasting hours of your precious time, trying to shove your crappy questions down the site's throat when with a couple of simple adjustments you could be getting actual help. You're absolutely right, we are the problem, not you .... (yep, that was sarcasm right there) – Bart Mar 7 '14 at 15:00
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    lol, OK this is a lost cause. Voting to close now. – Pëkka Mar 7 '14 at 15:02
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    Yeah. And it's a widespread problem, too. I applied to study Nuclear Science at MIT and they rejected me just because I failed at grade school math, physics, and chemistry. Those jerks – Pëkka Mar 7 '14 at 15:17
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    @Pëkka This user honestly believes that he is entitled to freely be bad at communicating without anyone being biased toward them for it. As if there is some sort of unjust anti-bad-communicator prejudice going on in this world. This is one of the most pleasantly absurd conversations I've seen in a while. – Southpaw Hare Mar 7 '14 at 15:42
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It's likely that your questions are being rejected because of punctuation and grammar.

That restriction isn't going to go away.

It's nothing personal - I know very, very bright people who are terrible at punctuation and grammar for some reason. But it makes for a difficult to read question, and most of the time, is accompanied by other quality issues.

To some extent, you may be able to get help fixing your contributions here. I (and many others here) am happy to go over your original question if you edit it into your question above (please use block quotes). Also consider asking family or friends for help - and long term, work on those things. Some level of punctuation and grammar is really super important to get on in the world.

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It seems plausible that the main issue you are running into is with the grammar, punctuation, spelling, and overall syntax of your posts. The posts I have seen from you (including the one for this question, before it was edited) have issues that make it difficult to read, as well as unprofessional and of low quality overall.

You should take this not as a personal attack, but as constructive criticism, and view it as a chance to improve. Proper writing skills are very important for a great deal of things. The main areas of improvement you should consider are use of punctuation for pacing ideas, capitalization of the first letter of sentences and I, use of apostrophes where necessary, and separating out run-on sentences into individual ideas.

As you start to improve in these areas, especially after taking an active effort, I'm certain you will find your posts in much less need of editing by others, and perhaps you yourself can even become an editor.

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    I actually find this less readable with all the extra formatting you added. – Oded Mar 7 '14 at 14:46
  • @Oded Meh, to each their own. I'm a big form of highlighting, and it serves me well. – Southpaw Hare Mar 7 '14 at 14:48
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    I find it super-irritating to have to read text with too much emphasis. Just sayin'. – Martijn Pieters Mar 7 '14 at 14:49
  • @MartijnPieters Solid Snake "Foine, Jeez." – Southpaw Hare Mar 7 '14 at 14:50

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