Seriously, what is up with all the silly/noob/amateur/inappropriate/[add_word_of_your_liking] questions regarding Android on Stack Overflow these days?
I've been keeping an eye on the Android tag for a little while, and it seems like the number of questions posted by people who doesn't know anything about neither Android nor Java is exploding.
I see questions such as "I an new to Android. I have an idea about [this application] that will do [some "fancy" stuff]. How can I do this?", or questions concerning fundamentally basic Java features (I mean, if you don't know what overriding the
equals method means or why you would do it, you've got a pretty far way to go). Do people actually believe that they can start coding Android without any prior knowledge of Java coding, reading a book on the subject or even google for "Android tutorial"?
How do one best respond to such questions?
Should they just be ignored? Or down-vote them? Or place a comment in the question telling them to go read up a bit first?
I've tried to answer a question or two, but you usually ends up getting follow-up questions about basic features. It's not like you can spend your day teaching every nitwit how to program Java from the ground up...
(I'm not sure if this is something that belongs here at meta, but I feel there is too much pressure building up, so I just have to vent :) )