Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you will feed him and his family for a lifetime.
When I first started using Ask Ubuntu, I was all over the easy questions, doing research for people, repwhoring like most new users do I imagine.
Now I've been using it for a while, I see the same old questions pop up repeatedly [and rightfully getting closed], and many of the questions asked are very easily answered with a Google or Ubuntu wiki search.
I think this suggestion/musing this might fly in the face of the purpose of this site, since a "hint" answer pointing someone in the right direction encouraging someone to go find the answer will be downvoted because it's not the answer in a neatly packaged form for them to c&p into their computer.
To make this into an on-topic question: is there not any way we can encourage the question askers to engage in a bit of DYOR? Or is this concept, and this site, mutually incompatible?