I've seen a few very strong statements recently here on META about students asking questions on SO. Personally, I think that we are all students in some way shape or form, just at different levels in turns of experience, knowledge, etc. So why the hate towards the academics?
Why should students not ask questions here? Isn't this just what the site is for? Who cares if it can be found via a Google search, that is irrelevant.
Obviously the "Plz send the codez" questions are worthy of down-votes and getting closed. However, I'm concerned that an almost elitist attitude and approach towards students in general will drive folks away from the site.
It would also seem logical to separate out the issues a bit. Students all seem to be getting lumped together as being bad, when in reality there are a very small minority of folks who take away from the community.
One Example... There are others I've seen recently, but can't find them all right now...
"What we get is a bunch of deperate undergrads engaged in a desperate search for knowledge that is so accessible elsewhere. And the more they ask, the more points they get. Of what benefit is that? Do you have significant development experience, or are you an undergrad too? – polyglot yesterday "
Please charge rep for questions after threshold