At the moment, members of the SO community are actively discouraging simple questions on the basis of what have you tried. If we do this, a question like
What is the syntax for a SELECT statement in SQL?
would be immediately rejected. That's fine and even makes sense, but now, if I google this question, I'm not going to find my answer on SO. To me, the answer to this simple question may actually improve the value of the site and can therefore be a good thing.