Recently there was a bug report posted as a question here. I was hoping the community could discuss whether this should be done or not.
Questions that are simply problem reports are not suitable for Ubuntu Stack Exchange.
Launchpad is the place to report bugs, its where developers are monitoring for such things, and is more suited to the problem.
If it's not very obviously a bug, though, I think we can leave it. If it's behavior which might be a bug or, say, a case of PEBKAC, err on the side of being more permissive.
I believe that Bugs are OK.
The person asking the question might not know if their problem is a bug or a problem with their setup.
The person may realize its a bug but be looking for a work around.
If someone asks a question which turns out to be a bug the correct answer is:
This is a known bug (link to bug report) you might want to try this work around (description of possible work around)
I do not believe just closing a question is helpful, it sends the wrong message to people trying out Ubuntu.
I also believe that if people run into a problems with ubuntu they should be able to find answers and solutions on this site. Just closing someones question will not do that.
Honestly, newcomers feel a tad bewildered by this site and yesterday I came across some obsolete information on the Ask site that stated there was a fix to a certain issue I had which only turned out to be a bug. In reality this issue was answered incorrectly and since hasn't been taken down. When I viewed the FAQ's I saw a reference (not sure where it is now) regarding listing bug reports in Meta. I did that and my question & answer was migrated as a post to Ask Ubuntu instead of the individual explaining that the information should have been reported using Launchpad. In reality I don't think this site is very kind or user friendly to new comers in general. Also because it is points driven valid issues are being marked down or ignored instead of explaining the proper way to present them. These are my thoughts. Now I will go and post that bug report by yet another means as I am attempting to alert someone that data related to a fix regarding this issue is incorrect and save them hours of time with respect to research. *Grammatical change.