Add a “do not ask canihaztehcodez questions” admonition to the FAQ
This is a follow up question to Encouraging Users to Try Something Before Asking "Write Me Code that..." Questions on SO.
The accepted answer for the above question suggests that users will have read enough guidelines by the time they post a question that they should infer a question that directly asks for code is inappropriate.
While I agree that most sane, pleasant users will reach that conclusion, I dislike that any degree of inference is required. I believe the Stack Overflow FAQ should specifically mention this issue in the What kind of questions should I not ask here? section. Some suggested text:
Questions that merely state a problem and request code to solve it are likely to be closed. Stack Overflow users are friendly, helpful people but they are not free contract programmers!
I would very much appreciate having a clear-cut message in the FAQ I can point new users at. This issue arises often on Stack Overflow.
Note: I'm not suggesting the absence of code is a guaranteed feature of such questions. Amongst the worst offenders are questions with piles of source code that request modification by Stack Overflow users.