tl;dr: These questions are fine, no there's no action to take on them per the guidelines provided in the FAQ.
Does "explain this assembly program" belong on Stack Overflow?
I'm not sure if "explain this assembly program" questions belong on SO.
Well, let's review the site's FAQ, specifically https://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic and https://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask
Are they on topic?
First, let's find out if they meet the basic requirements of the site:
...if your question generally covers…
- a specific programming problem
- a software algorithm
- software tools commonly used by programmers
- practical, answerable problems that are unique to software development
… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!
The few I reviewed all fall under the first and fourth items on that list, so they meet the basic minimum standard for inclusion on Stack Overflow.
Are you sure they're on topic?
So let's move on to reasons that might make a question unacceptable for this site. There are two lists I'll be referencing here, the first list is from https://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic
Some questions are still off-topic, even if they fit into one of the categories listed above:
Questions that lack sufficient information to diagnose the problem. Describe your problem in more detail or include a minimal example in the question itself.
Questions about a problem that can no longer be reproduced or that was caused a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be on-topic here, these are often resolved in a manner unlikely to help future readers. This can often be avoided by identifying and closely inspecting the shortest program necessary to reproduce the problem before posting.
Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See also: Stack Overflow question checklist.
Questions asking for homework help must include a summary of the work you've done so far to solve the problem, and a description of the difficulty you are having solving it.
Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, describe the problem and what has been done so far to solve it.
Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used primarily for programming.
Questions on professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve programming or programming tools.
The binary bomb questions appear (1) to have sufficient information to diagnose the problem, (2) to be reproducible and aren't the result of a simple typographical error, (3) to have a minimal understanding of the problem, and (4) to have explained how far they got into the problem, and where they're stuck. Additionally, they're not asking about (5) libraries, tools, (6) general hardware and software, or (7) server, networking, or administration.
So it looks like they do pass the bar for being on-topic.
Fair enough, but aren't they bad anyway?
Let's review the list of no-no's at https://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask as well:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
The questions are practical, answerable, and are a real problem the user faces. They are small enough to answer in this format, and don't require extended discussion or explanation, and they aren't subjective, which means we don't have to review the difference between good subjective and bad subjective questions.
Well, I don't like them, how should I treat them?
Well, assuming you are trusted by the community which means you've gained enough reputation to show you understand the rules, then you can act on questions.
Let's review the reasons to close a question:
- Too broad
- Primarily opinion based
If the assembly isn't exactly the same, but the answers would be the same, you can still close a question as a duplicate. We've already gone through the other reasons above, and again - if it fits, close it for one of those reasons.
The downvote button suggests that it be used if the question shows no research effort, or is unclear or not useful.
You've alrready explained you feel these questions aren't useful, so feel free to downvote them.
You have the power and trust from the community to vote to close them as well, so you could abuse that mechanism to share your displeasure, though I expect people will not appreciate your efforts, and it's unlikely to make an impact.
You could flag them for moderator attention, but I expect the flags will be declined, and eventually your flags will be ignored by the moderators if you use them this way enough.
Unless you are proposing a change to Stack Overflow's rules, then these questions are allowed. There is nothing wrong with "binary bomb" questions in general that would make them candidates for action, though certainly individual examples of these, like any other type of question, might not be acceptable, these can be dealt with by following the guidelines posted.
Probably the best action to take is simply to move on to another question.