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While trying to ask a question, I got the error message

This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have already tried - and is written using proper grammar.

  • Why am I getting this message?
  • What can I do to get the system to accept my question?
  • Can you be more specific?
  • What are good resources on how to ask high-quality questions?

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Why am I getting this message?

All new questions are subjected to a "minimum quality" filter that checks for characteristics of extremely poor questions. Your question has been caught by the filter.

What can I do to get the system to accept my question?

Make sure your question has

  • a clear title
  • a reasonable explanation of what your question is, sharing your research on the matter
  • correct use of English and actual sentences
  • proper spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation

If your question is so brief that it could be looked up in a dictionary or reference book/site trivially, it might not be a good fit on our network.

Can you be more specific?

Exact details about the algorithm are not being released by the team.

I am against being explicit here.... Our check takes into account tags, title and body. We are not going to give breakdown of what was wrong, that is spoon feeding. (source: waffles)

If we provide a "formula" then it's just another way for users to bypass the question quality filters. (source: Jeff)

What are good resources on how to ask high-quality questions?

Fortunately, there are lots! See:

  • Ever heard of trial and error? – Anonymous Nov 1 '19 at 21:56
  • This is so wrong :/ I have a page-long question that i think contains everything it needs, nothing simmilar exists anywhere on the internet, and now you are telling me in the most generic way that "something" is wrong with it and that i should figure it out myself. Tell me where exactly is the problem ffs, i'm at work, i can't spend a day experimenting and trying to reverse-engineer your algorithm to find out which particular formulation you did not like. – Youda008 Dec 11 '19 at 9:31
  • "All new questions are subjected to a "minimum quality" filter that checks for characteristics of extremely poor questions. Your question has been caught by the filter." If you don't want to answer the question because you don't want people to game the system, then just say so, This response insults the reader's intelligence. – Acccumulation Apr 1 at 17:52

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