The site is gaining traction - awesome, but a big proportion of new questions are people just treating Magento.SE as their personal development team for debugging their store.
We're here to help - not do everything for you
Magento is a complex product, but its also a very straightforward product to debug - even on highly customised stores. Following a strict regiment to break down where the issue could have stemmed from (core/local/community - template/skin/js etc.) is a good way to rule out possible causes. In fact, its the same approach our team has used for 5 years debugging Magento stores.
The only question I have posted on here so far was a guide on Magento debugging fundamentals - essentially a walk-through of exactly how we would debug an issue.
I posted it really to underpin the entire site as it grows, so that there is some kind of reference point for "What have you already tried?". It is a detailed, well formatted post to help people do the first stages of due diligence before immediately just posting vague and localised questions on Magento.SE
BUT - what I want to know is whether I'm helping the site or not by answering a lot of questions (in the comments section) with ...
Follow this guide and report back.
I'm aware we need more questions and users to participate on the site - and I welcome every new question and user (at least I try to!) - but this type of question is so un-valuable - as all we can ever respond with is a series of vague instructions to debug the issue; or worst still, it gets a series of answers that are localised to someone else with the same symptoms - but a different underlying cause.
This question is the epitome of post first, wait for someone else to fix my issue.
I'll admit my comments weren't perhaps too friendly - but am I right or wrong to continue this?
For what its worth, despite the total lack of information - I still managed to post an answer to the users issue - albeit certainly so localised to that user that it will never be useful to anyone else.
Should I continue to do this? Or just let the community downvote it?
Should we (or can we) have a page to point people back to? In terms of "what have you tried" or "read the FAQ's before posting" etc.
Go on ... flame me or applaud me ...