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.

This community-curated FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange contains more details on how to resolve this error: What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”?

For more information on how to ask a question well, please see this Help Center article: How do I ask a good question?


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