I am referring to the liquid soap question: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/3848/how-to-make-your-own-liquid-soap
If we don't allow people to ask questions, how are we supposed to get more people using the site? People ask questions. We want people to be sent here by search engines. As we answer questions we build points and increase reputations, obtaining more permission. We can't do any of that if people are not allowed to ask questions. This is for fun! So why don't we allow ourselves to have more fun?
I think it's good to do research in both the question and answer, but the point is, we either want to build a repository or we don't. What if people do research? How did the info get on the place they just read? Seems like a catch-22.
This moral tinge has a way of dampening my enthusiasm.