I've only been using SO for about a month, but I think I've noticed an increase in impatient responses to poorly-worded questions. I may even have been guilty of it myself.
Of course 'poorly-worded question' is a euphemism. We see questions expressed as bold statements, even demands for information. Sometimes there's absolutely no hint that the OP has done any research, and I've seen many examples of serial offenders.
I think the impatience will get worse unless something is done to relieve the pressure.
Can anything be done?
I didn't see anything in the FAQ about how to ask a polite question.
EDIT: I'm not really talking about rude or offensive responses, and I'm not going to point the finger at anyone in particular.
I'm wondering if there is (or could be) a standard response to unanswerable questions — an entry in the FAQ which explains in the politest way the need to do homework/research before asking a question; and how to phrase a question so it doesn't seem like a demand.
Is there a response which doesn't require the effort of repeatedly explaing the 'rules' to OPs who, it has been pointed out, probably won't read or understand comments?