Question on Maths Stack exchange are often deleted or put on hold because the questioner doesn't provide thoughts about their attempt to solve the problem. An example is: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/850031/help-me-on-this-math-problem This hold is somewhat justified because it encourages learning.
In other places, however, questions may be put on hold or deleted because users believe that it's plagiarizing. For instance users on this question: Main male character description are contemplating if the question is plagiarizing or not. In this context what information should the user have provided to make their question genuine?
My thoughts: I feel refusing to answer that question because it has the potential to lead to plagiarism is somewhat unjustified. He/She is clear in what they want an answer for, so should they not get it just because some people want to "preach" ?
Is asking for ideas plagiarizing? In that case are we all not plagiarizing, we take ideas from books, movies, people etc. Using the ideas from 1 person is plagiarism, from 10, research, and from 10 000, an original work.