I recently got an upvote on one of my answer and when I checked it I realized the question was edited recently with the following note:
This question is one that would likely be closed quickly if asked today because it effectively asks for code without making a code attempt. Since it has many upvotes the community has assessed it to be useful, and so it is likely to be left open, but should not be used as an example of a question that should be asked today.
The question was asked in 2013 at a moment when many of the solutions proposed now were not even available.
My point is: general questions will be asked without code attempt because there is nothing to attempt. And usually these question become the most upvoted one because there are the base learning material for everyone. There is a vast gap between: "solve a very specific use case that I don't understand" (e.g. the ref question) and "please do my homework, here is the subject".
I think this type of comment should be removed as it doesn't make the GIS community look very open-minded and maybe prevent people from asking super basic questions about new tools. We can still close the "do my homework" question when they arise.
What people think?