The options to post a flag as off-topic have changed, as far I noticed right.

So Q's like:

How do I assign a value to a variable in language xyz...

As this is a absolute basic question, which indicates the OPer has raised no effort and just is too lazy to crawl through a book or tutorial.

Wouldn't Any way no more be off-topic? As there isn't a option anymore I could categorize it to.

  • I agree to that, but the search tool didn't made me find that Post. – Zaibis Jan 27 '14 at 10:09
  • and that's why duplicates can be a good thing! I had an unfair advantage in finding it because I asked it – Richard Tingle Jan 27 '14 at 10:10

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