Many question on WPSE are incomprehensible as poor translation to English has happened. Sometimes you can get the gist of the question but other times the question is so poorly written that no sense can be made of it.

I would normally flag/vote close the question as not a real question. But the description of this flag doesn't say anything about the comprehension of the question.

If I am right in flagging the question as not a real question then can we change the description to:

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is incomprehensible, ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form.

  • I do likewise. I infer incomprehensible as being within the penumbra of "ambiguous, vague, incomplete...and cannot reasonably be answered in its current form". But explicitly adding "incomprehensible" to the description would be a reasonable addition. Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 16:16

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I think "not a real question" is suitable, even without "incomprehensible" in the description.

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