I thought there was a question for this, but I couldn't find it. When someone asks a bad question, should it be answered? For example, this question seems like a very poor question as it stands. However, it has already attracted 2 answers, both of good quality. Is this correct practice, or should bad questions be left alone until they are fixed or closed?
You are correct. Users should refrain from answering bad questions and should instead vote to close and get them clarified. In this case, it's two experienced users who should know better. I've put the question on hold and have only not deleted the answers because I am a kind and generous person.
A number of users disagree with the ◆moderators over where the line should be drawn on "bad questions" as a matter of degree.
If I see a question, and I can answer it, I'll answer it. Even if it's not ideally worded. Even if I suspect one of the ◆mods is likely to VTC it... because, unless I think it's fully well and across the line, I'll always choose to answer.