The problem of course is that many questions really do warrant a pretty canned response saying "you need to think about this more," and ideally, with some suggestions on how to think about this more, and perhaps come back to SO with a more refined or precise question. And when I've taken the time to construct such comments - and occasionally even in answers if I'm sufficiently sure the methdology or debugging steps I am proposing will definitively yield a solution - the OP has pretty often found it helpful. But I also think slapping a link to whathaveyoutried.com amounts to a GTFO to probably a majority of OPs. Even if they did have the curiosity to follow the link and might even find the post interesting enough to read, it becomes apparent pretty quickly they're just being lectured.
Should also note that even thought whathaveyoutried.com may be well-written or brilliant, the act of posting it is a GTFO. And I don't feel the targeted audience of that post is someone who is in the middle of asking a question.
But I would like something canned for a few reasons.
- For my own use.
- So the community might have a better go-to than whathaveyoutried.com for such cases.
- Because in general I'm interested in this quasi-repository we have for situations in which questions aren't duplicates, but answers/comments sure can be, and am trying to learn what such resources we have scattered around here.