Can we have a vote-to-close option such as "Bidding Request"? It could even be broadened for homework requests and "can you do my job for me" requests.
To be specific, there are plenty of times people post with good intentions but under a lot of stress. They throw out a giant block of code and say "I can't figure out why it won't work!" These are frustrating and maybe worth of closing, but not what I have in mind.
Specifically I get REALLY f'in angry when people post vague feature requests, schematics, or in the case of homework questions, they actually copy and paste the assignment including the teacher's instructions like "remember to put your name in the corner" type stuff. And then the SO closes with "Thanks!" or "Much appreciated" or something else that implies they are "down" or even polite.
I don't like being treated like a waiter or a valet driver. I don't like being condescended to, and I don't like the idea of SO getting some rep as a place where programmers do free bitch-work for points.
FYI, I also don't consider this the same issue as "Let Me Google that For You" or RTFM. There are plenty of times I've read the manual or Googled and just needed someone to explain it to me better via a forum. This is about closing questions that are really just work requests and which treat the site like a code farm.
Do you think that the Stack Exchange design/framework would actually be good for a freelance bidding board? I know that the e-commerce angle is not readily built in, but the overall aesthetic and reputations scores might be more conducive to attracting the right crowd then most sites I've seen.