It is not a secret that great site of Stack Overflow is actually two sites in one:
- one is used by Google to answer our programming questions.
- another is used by enthusiast programmers to flood with endless number of repeated questions of the "find me a typo" or "please help me to shoot myself in a foot" kind.
The problem is that these 2 sites require totally different answers.
Say, for the first one it's okay to have a direct answer to a question. But for the second one it is essential to tell the OP about Google, manual pages, debugging and many other things totally unknown to enthusiasts. While direct answer will do no good at all.
But for some strange whim Stack Overflow rules are written as though there is only one site - a former one. So, it makes almost every answer on the second site bad or just impossible.
Is there a possibility to divide these sites somehow?
Or may be I just don't understand the idea and such a second site is welcome and by design?
Ok, it seems I failed to explain myself properly.
It is not the questions quality (though extremely poor one) is my concern.
But answers, which have to be different for the two sites. Or even whole approach. A second site of emergency help and snatching quick rep should have different set of rules.
Anyways, it's just a waste to ask such a question on a meta site whose folks are good not in answering questions but in discussing answering questions. And who live in the virtual world. It's funny to see answers like "there is a rule saying to do this or that". Nobody cares if this rule ever works! This is a common fault for the both sites: most people never care to give any help but just some automated answer based on all-good intentions and some far-from-the-real-life views.