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On this site, it’s reasonably straightforward to upvote or downvote questions, or ask for corrections or clarification .
But how do I decide what counts as a good question or a bad question?
From what I could find, the closest thing to guidelines is at Ask/Getting Started - The Document Foundation Wiki. Also, this answer gives links to a different site.
For example, consider the question at How can I get text back since I only have notepad with your software?. It seems like a bad question for many reasons:
- title is too long and doesn’t seem like a summary
- no version number or operating system
- not clear what file types are involved
- no reproducible steps were given
- The whole question is very unclear.
However, I did not downvote because I cannot point to any recognized standard that was not followed.