One example is that Stack Overflow is not a code-writing service. Although we are a hack-writing service, so to speak, how elaborate can such a hack be?
Questions asking "how to make..." such as this one and this one are closed, because we aren't Lifehacker. I also believe this question falls into the same category, but since some disagree, I think this needs to be part of the scope, one way or the other.
They are all looking for hacks, but we do agree they are off-topic because they are asking for too much. At the very least, I very much hope every person reading this agrees that
- "How do I build a table and chairs from a pile of wood?"
is off-topic. Thank you for reading all that.