I think a majority of the questions that have been coming in are pretty poor in quality, and I think the problem is that people aren't asking questions about problems that they're actually having. It's all one giant quiz, and if we aren't trying to be formatted like Code Golf, then we need to have some sort of quality control.
If you hover over the downvote button, it even says:
This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful
I think we should require questions to share what solutions they've tried, and why they haven't worked, that way we won't have these questions that aren't being asked in good faith. More importantly, it will show that the most common solution isn't the answer. It would be a guarantee that it's a question that requires a different approach, or a hack.
What do you think, should we require a certain amount of research from people asking questions?