It is a long standing annoyance that SWRs (single word requests), though unusually highly trafficked, the source for rep for many people, and having a few catchy interesting questions, are poorly written and even moreso tend to attract poor quality answers which are often not to the expected standard of ELU. Just witness the many similar questions on the sideboard here that disparage SWRs.
We all complain about the weather but does anybody ever really do anything about it?
There are certainly lots of other sites that one could ask on. I'm wondering if, for the poorer expressed SWRs, we could suggest going to one of these sites.
There's ask.com, answers.yahoo.com, quora.com, but I think what would be more successful is https://www.reddit.com/r/whatstheword.
Is this an appropriate solution, vote to close (most, or rather the poor) SWRs with the redirect to the helpful link or just downvote/flag/VtC/comment to edit/clarify hope the stupid question will go away? I'm easy either way.