Why do I see a message that my question does not meet quality standards?

Sometimes users encounter the following message when posting a question:

"This post does not meet our quality standards."

If you see this message, then your question was automatically blocked by the server. All new questions are subjected to a "minimum quality" filter that checks for some basic indicators of a good, complete question. Check to make sure that your question has the following:

  • A clear title.
  • A reasonable explanation of what your question is. Add as much detail as you can.
  • Any background research you've tried but wasn't enough to solve your problem.
  • Correct use of English spelling and grammar to the best of your ability.

The community-curated FAQ contains more details.

For more information on how to ask a question well, please see our How to Ask guide.

If you have all of these elements, your question is still blocked, and you feel this is in error, click here to contact us.