Jorge Castro recently commented on one of my questions that it should be filed as a bug instead. And I've seen here that the general view is that questions about bugs should be considered off-topic here and handled on Launchpad instead.
My question is whether that stance should be modified somewhat. Obviously, for bugs to be fixed they need to be reported in the appropriate bug tracker(s). However, there are two situations where I think that questions about bugs are relevant here:
Sometimes, the user might not have enough understanding of the situation to be able to file a good bug report. An answer here could help provide that data. It has been my experience that vague bugs rarely get fixed, while bugs that provide sufficient detail are more likely to be addressed.
In other cases, while a bug report is possible and should be filed (or in some cases, might already exist), there's a need to find a workaround for a particular bug. I've asked several questions of this nature (always being sure to file the appropriate bug report). Ask Ubuntu is a better way to manage workarounds than Launchpad because, frankly, it can be quite time-consuming to find a suitable workaround, especially for bug logs that contain lots of comments. Searching for workarounds is the exact type of Q&A our format works so well for.