For discussion because I may not have thought this notion through well yet but it occured when I spotted Perl = reg Exp - Cut info in middle soon after it was posted and before it was approved or answered. It's not the worst question ever, but can stand as an example for this muttering....
Might there be merit in encouraging a norm that we temporarily withhold
approval of questions from registered Monken *1
- show no effort (code)
- and provide insufficient info upon which to craft a relevant answer
For this to be effective, it seems to me that we would also need to adopt these practices as norms.
- immediately consider such nodes with an explanation that the consideration is intended to warn others off premature approval and to prod the OP for a better question
- ...and message the OP with the usual suggestions... including links to How do I post a question effectively? and other relevant subjects?
*1: Clearly, this won't work for bad postings by anomymonks, but it might inspire some newly ordained brethern and sistern and thus make their entry into the community easier and more effective.