Recently, I (and others) have noticed that there is a trend to 'lock' new questions. I understand that there is some dispute about the appropriateness of answering in comments; many here are guilty of that (myself included) especially when there is a lack-of-research, and the question could be explained by:
- General Reference
- "Reverse dupes"
However, if there are other issues such as non-compliance with the requirements of the SWR tag, it becomes impossible to let the OP know. This seems counter-productive. Consider this recent post...
Where can we encourage the OP to do more research, or provide a sample sentence? If this is a change in policy, or a re-enforcement of an older policy, could someone explain it to me? Some of us are frustrated with this approach.