There has been a lot of focus on answers on Lifehacks meta, with many discussions related to multiple solutions in an answer, are conventional solutions approved/disapproved, how to avoid polls, and how to answer a question which doesn't neccessarily require a lifehack, and so on.
I seem to find a general concept, that if only the question was better, it would be easier to provide a good answer. And this leads be to my question on How to improve the question quality?
My concern especially applies to all the questions which are borderline howto-questions, and might show little (or no effort) in searching for solutions, or might not require lifehacks at all.
Are these options from an answer to "Why is the quality of questions and answers not great right now?" the best we can do:
- Comment on low quality questions; don't answer them
- Down vote when appropriate
- Close questions that aren't fixed quickly or that seem unsalvageable.
Will newcomers/one-time askers understand this, and help us raise the quality on questions? Are these the best options to enforce the scope of Lifehacks? Do we have other alternatives?