I had posted Feeding answers to frequent posters that show little to no effort in understanding a while back and unfortuantely it did not get the traction I would have hoped for.
As of lately, there are users who (based on all their post history) seems to strongly depend on this community to get anything done and seems to be a regular habbit of them to post 'How To' questions, or 'Here is my Code, how do I fix it, or what is wrong with it' and failing to demonstrate any sort of effort into resolving by their own (even after 1yr + of participating on the community).
Other than downvoting and leaving a comment and/or voting to close, I understand that not much can be done. However, what are other ppl's thoughts on these types of users?
should we be doing any of the below?
- Provide Generic Answers jsut to give them a hint as to what they should be checking and move along?
- Ignore the question, move along.
- Downvote and/or leave a commment and/or Vote to Close?
Stackoverflow seems to take a much harsher approach (which seems to be
Downvote and move along)
When is it justifiable to downvote a question?
I understand that this is not the same community, however, I imagine we want to avoid having htese users depend on us to get the job done?
Since most of these posts seem to lack any sort of troubleshooting, would it be appropriate to refer them to a post which provides 'How to troubleshoot my code', basically, close as a duplicate of, and refer to a post with troublehsooting steps (Canonical wiki - for code troubleshooting which would be included in --> https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/canonical-qa)?