Everyone has seen these questions in there lifetime, they are along these lines:
- "Can anyone please help me implementing (homework/issue/?) X in Java, but without using the standard Java libraries?"
I must say I am getting fairly annoyed by them, yes you can do some things without actually using the Java libraries, but Java is built around those standard libraries!
Should those questions be classified as offtopic? I understand that there may be some good questions amongst those questions I get annoyed about, but honestly that is the case for all questions that are offtopic as of, some may actually be good.
I think that it's fair to ask all kinds of restrictions on questions, but I think it is starting to become an issue when the creator of the question is actively denying answers that use the standard java libraries, for guava, etc. is a totally different case, those should not be classified as standard, ever... Until Oracle decides to do so.