It seems a rather silly question to ask, but I'm attempting to ask a question on the location of wallpaper files on Windows XP. As always, I've explicitly stated my OS, very specifically spelled out my problem, and have avoided most of the pitfalls I expect a bad question to have.

Its a clear, non argumentative question which has an objective simple answer. It gets rejected for "It does not meet our quality standards. "

I quote the question below (and no, please do not answer it here - I don't want to sneak in my question by stealth. I want to know where I am going wrong as to make it a better question) and wonder... why is it failing the quality standards, and how can I make it better.

I run windows XP and I have a image whose original i can't find that got reset as the wallpaper.I have backups of the system itself - so if i knew where to look, i could find a copy.

I have some idea of the original filename (searching now), and i recall it saves it as a bitmap, but an exact location would be helpful

I tried "where does windows store its wallpaper" and "Location windows stores its wallpaper" as title

  • Looks like you've passed the test: superuser.com/questions/304801/…
    – random Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2011 at 2:22
  • added a third para to get around the lameness filter, then deleted it ;p
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2011 at 2:48
  • @Sathya What's the point in improving the quote if the entire topic might be related to possibly poor grammar and punctuation?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Jul 1, 2011 at 19:18
  • @Daniel - that was accidental - thanks to this script that I use for editing
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Jul 2, 2011 at 7:28
  • hmm.. does that work while posting as well? ;p
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Jul 2, 2011 at 7:35
  • @JourneyMan no.. but you can always post & edit ;)
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Jul 2, 2011 at 11:45

2 Answers 2


Should you come across this warning, please re-read your question and check for basic spelling errors. This fix alone should cover the quality standards trigger.

A few things to look at from your example:

  • the lowercase "i" in use as the pronoun "I" should be uppercase
  • there should be a space between the period/fullstop (.) and the start of the next sentence

I've often edited your posts - most of them follow the same, um, style

  • Lack of proper casing ( refer: title before my edit)
  • Some punctuation marks are missing

Have a look at the posts I've edited, you'll see the pattern. Fixing these ought to bump up the quality indicator

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