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.