This has been something that's bothered me since I joined EL&U, but it's not something that can easily be discussed because it's mostly an attitude thing. We get a lot of bad questions here, but there are always more good ones to be asked as the language and its usage is always changing.
So why do some users (usually the high-rep ones, though this isn't a 1-to-1 trend) seem to assume that questions are going to be bad until they themselves are perplexed? An example I noticed recently came from the hot network bar where lots of users can come to the site and see responses to this curious question that include
D’you know, that’s actually a really good question
It is a good question.
To me, these imply the assumption that the question was going to be bad before the replier didn't have an immediate answer. Even if it wasn't intentional, this gives off an air of condescension that is really off-putting to new users of the site. I like attracting more users so I would like it if a more welcoming attitude was the first thing that they see =) Thoughts?