To quote Carl Sagan:
"There are naïve questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question"
However Mr. Sagan didn't live in the global and massive community that Internet provides in these days.
Questions that fall into the "naïve, tedious, ill-phrased and etc." column had gotten much worse due to language barriers and not translatable issues over cultural differences. So the community, in order not to become a mass bundle of nonsense, has an undeserving job of evaluating if the questions asked are ... well... quality ones.
This in turn has generated much social, psychological and similar issues that are yet to be grasped by scientists over the world - since first change has to happen in order to be observed.
This community has several ways to evaluate the question: upvotes, downvotes, comments, community algorithms, engines, queries ... all that gives an abundance of data, but honestly raises more issues than benefits. Because where there is a rule, there will be a human to abuse it - since we move too quick for the world and regulations to catch up. Once one bugfix has been issued, 10 billion more come again.
But this quote still lingers in my mind. If we forget about our own personal biases, grudges and feelings, each question is a plea for knowledge no matter how badly/well has it been phrased or formulated. Yet these days good form gives one visibility, so one can't simply ignore it.
It seems there is a price to pay for any kind of evaluation of questions. Too many upvotes and a question that isn't helping can be visible, too many downvotes and question poorly written or clumsily asked can fall onto scrutiny even if it was highly needed, or not enough of both and the question wouldn't be found even if the best engines tried to scrape it from the server.
So I asked myself, what makes a question great? Is it the question, or the answers that are given to the question? If I ask "Why is the sky red?" is the best answer really "grandma, you slept with your contact lenses again!" or "due to same rare cases of color blindness some people might perceive the world covered in red".
The "one question, one answer" policy seems to not be timing crucial. With new software updates, new versions, some answers to some questions might be severely outdated or outside of best practices... however the question might be still valid.
Thus I would like to hear from this community: