After listening to the discussion on the podcast this week, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what sort of questions could be considered too simple for SO. For example, I would have thought that the question
would be the perfect contender. However, with a bunch of answers (many of them from high-rep users) and an upvote, it certainly seems like it's more than welcome in our community. Personally, I don't see how the question (and the answers for that matter), is adding any new knowledge (or value) to the Internet. I've flagged it for moderator attention, but I'm still not sure that was the right thing to do. With all those answers, maybe I should have kept my flags to myself..?
Have I misunderstood the whole "too simple"-guideline, or is it that these questions are actually welcome because they generate a lot of easy rep for the answerers?
I've asked this question on English. Let's see how it fares over there, shall we?
The good people over at English closed my question within 10 minutes. Meanwhile, around 30 minutes later, Jeff closed the original SO version of it. I'm a happy camper.