This might be related to Very poor quality questions everywhere (like panels everywhere but without the magical feeling...) But I do not believe to be exactly the same.
I believe that I am recently seeing a lot of users that do not really put research effort in their questions, but it might be a wording issue as well.
Take for instance this post: How to make hidden field not required? (one of many.)
I read this as "Here is my code so far and I need you to fix it, so it does X".
So I commented:
Please be aware that we do not provide tutorials or step-by-step instructions as explained in the help center. Instead explain your attempt(s), and be as complete as possible. What have you tried, what did you expect, what actually happened? If you have any code to include in the question, please add it. The more complete you are, the better we can formulate an answer.
User replied that code was provided (but I believe no research effort).
But then Clive provided an answer, making my doubt myself (hence this meta post). I too sometimes do understand an answer a question form the "unclear" review queue, and if you feel like answering I suppose it is good (after all the goal is to help others).
But on the other hand, the first line from the help center literally reads:
Search, and research
Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you found and why it didn’t meet your needs. This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to help yourself, it saves us from reiterating obvious answers, and above all, it helps you get a more specific and relevant answer!
So, I guess my question is: "Is a question that shows no research effort, a bad question?" And should it be flagged as such?
Or is just leaving a comment enough and do we hope users will learn?
Another example: Show admin toolbar to only drupal admin pages
#requiredkey, and just happened to know immediately what the problem area was. I probably should've fleshed out the question (or asked the OP to do it) so it has better targeted keywords for search, but I guess I would ask: what could the OP have shown in that case as their research, other than the code they've written?
#requiredin an if-statement" would have helped... Just include something that shows that they do not expect us to do the work for them.