Presumably it's getting lost in the deluge of questions from users who pop up from nowhere, ask (using shockingly bad English full of what for polite reasons I'll simply called "text message speak") for a piece of code to satisfy some problem (could be a commercial app, might be homework). The FAQ will not have been read; no explanation of what has been attempted given; the error messages or logcat dump (in the case of Android questions; other environments/platforms have their own thing) won't be provided. Often exactly the same question is asked by multiple people at the same time, suggesting homework or some sort of plagiarism. You might just get "why isn't this working" or "why doesn't this do what I want" and a cut and paste of someone elses code from elsewhere on the internet.
Worst of all, these people get help, not told to go away and come back when they're familiar with the rules of the site.
Meanwhile, people who carefully construct sensible questions based on some problem they've wrestled with for a few hours, googled for (both here and elsewhere) and then post a succinct summary of their problem don't get much of a look in.
Perhaps an answer would be:
- Filtering new users
- Filtering on reputation
- The ability to reduce reputation from
people who help users who don't
respect the rules.
I try to help out by flagging this rubbish, and my flag weight would appear to reflect that moderators agree with my complaints, but seriously - this 'clueless noob invasion' of people who don't understand or respect the ethos of this site is definitely damaging it and making it less useful than it could otherwise be.