Two samples from the last 24h:
- I read a question about a android beginner (his background was PHP) and he asked a question about the order of methods in Java/Android (showing no knowledge of OOP)
- Read a question where someone described his problem in a way that it was very clear for me that he has near none basic knowledge of what he was trying to do (missing basic knowledge by lack of correct terminology)
I tried once or twice pointing out the missing knowledge and that they should start by learning some basics.
Result was basically that my answer was either ignored or got downvoted. So I deleted it because it's, of course, not a real answer to the question (so visitors will not find the answer they were looking for)...
If I provided a real answer, the result is mostly the same: a lot of follow up questions in the comments that only shows that I was right and the basics aren't there...
So my short question: How can I (or the community) handle such questions? Ignore them? Point them to a tutorial? Tell them directly that they need some knowledge about keyword?