I got this response when I tried asking this question:

How do I beat level #8 in Zero Gravity?

The first 7 levels seemed quite trivial, but level 8 has me stumped. How can I beat it?

What does it mean precisely?

  • Oh, but now that it took me a while to get this question up, I don't have the question anymore.
    – McKay
    Dec 31, 2011 at 22:56
  • Perhaps you could describe what you've attempted, and be more specific about what you're stuck on.
    – Tharius
    Jan 4, 2012 at 15:13
  • No, @Stephen that version of the question was allowed. It was a slightly earlier incarnation of the question where I didn't add "in Zero Gravity" to the question (but had the Zero Gravity tag). Adding "in zero gravity solved the problem.
    – McKay
    Jan 4, 2012 at 15:58
  • Also, @Stephen I was stuck on level 8. I tried thinking about what to put in, but nothing else seemed valuable (given the nature of the game).
    – McKay
    Jan 4, 2012 at 15:59
  • @McKay Either your body was too short, or the algorithm didn't like the #8? combination. I tried asking about an unlockable character named ??? in Binding of Isaac and got a similar problem. The algorithm probably thought we were abusing the use of symbols in the title.
    – Malabarba
    Jan 12, 2012 at 16:21

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Basically, they're not going to tell you, because then it could be circumvented too easily.

More exhaustive reading:

From: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? (On Meta Stack Overflow)

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

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. (source: Jeff)(Requires 10k rep on MSO to view)

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)(waffles is an SE dev)

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:


It means that your question doesn't meet automatically-enforced quality standards. What it means precisely, nobody knows, by design. If you reproduced your question here, we could probably guess, but that's it.

The error message's FAQ post on MSO might help you with getting your post through.

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