Just curious about the new trend in asking users "what have you tried before asking your question?"
I think it's similar to the "let me google that for you" links (which I believe are automatically banned). It comes off as a little crass and I would suspect would be lost on a lot of users.
But, on the other hand, I believe the blog has a great lesson for those willing to read it - so I'm a little torn about whether this link should be banned as well, or if it should be a resource that users should legitimately be pointed at...
EDIT to clarify my question a bit, I don't think I meant to ask "should we post this link for users" - the intent of my question, though poorly stated, was differentiating between posting as a comment:
What have you tried so far? You should consider improving your question; there is a great explanation why at whathaveyoutried.com
I think people rush with the link alone to be the first one to suggest it. For whatever glorious reward comment up-votes gets them.