EL&U questions are spiraling out of control, and we get so many of them every day!
People are always asking about comma placement, whether it's who-or-whom, where the apostrophe goes with a name ending in "s", if an inexplicable combination of never-before-put-together words is a commonly used idiom or saying, the definition of words they can't bother to look up in a dictionary, and complaints about badly written sentences we have absolutely no control over. Worse yet are complaints about reasonably written sentences that people think are badly written (like, "Who are you, sir, may I ask?" <- Have you ever seen this type of question?)
How can we make this site finally appear sufficiently intimidating to passers-by such that an end can be put to this kind of nonsense? Clearly our tour and help section are not intimidating enough.
Is a permanent banner threatening deletion of particular kinds of questions on contact reasonable? Should our tour and help section contain only obscure polysyllabic elements of speech? If these are not possible, what else might we do?
Edited to add: since this question appeared, these questions appeared on the main site: https://english.stackexchange.com/q/294276/58761, https://english.stackexchange.com/q/294271/58761 (Thank you, @Andrew Leach), and https://english.stackexchange.com/q/294273/58761. sigh