I had an interesting debate elsewhere on SE about closing poorly researched questions. Basically the consensus came down to the following meta posts:
...link Google searches to somewhere useful. By answering questions properly, instead of saying 'just Google it', you hopefully set up a definitive answer that Google will find for evermore.
- Why then is Biology.SE so keen on throwing out basic questions that are Google'able?
- Isn't everyone answering questions primarily through a Google search? How many questions did you answer without it? Aren't we throwing babies away with the bathwater?
- Aren't we overusing the close voting based on homework grounds?
- Was the over-closing perhaps born out of the urge to get out of beta? Shouldn't we abandon this strategy therefore since we are graduated?
I know how How do I ask a good question? is defined and see How much should we enforce background research?, but I found the excessive use of "Have you done any research?" in answer to questions food for thought nonetheless.