Lately I've asked several questions related to my bachelor's thesis, because my advisor is on vacation and I want to finish it asap. My "philosophy" is to always provide what I've done so far or my thoughts on the question I'm asking. Sometimes however I can provide neither, in which case I say up front that I have no idea how to begin or what to read to find clues. As I indicated in a question I asked here in meta, I'm perfectly fine with questions of curiosity where the person asking lacks the background to investigate his question himself, but in that case they should say so and not just pose their question as is.
However it doesn't seem as obvious for others to do this. Who are these people? Well, most, I suppose, are people who've asked only one question, or are young (asking about calculus) and so can perhaps be excused from (of?) their poor "behavior" on account of that. What's strange is that quite a few of those who copy a question straight out of a book and write nothing else are people with reputation in the hundreds, what I'd call good reputation. How is that possible? Am I a stern individual who think these people should have their questions massively down-voted?
I suppose one could argue that inconsiderately asked questions which receive an answer will still help others struggling with the same question and so are acceptable, but I'm talking here only about the response the asker should be getting - he shouldn't be having a reputation score in the hundreds. Again, how can they have so good reputation? It seems unreasonable to me that the same person would ask good questions sometimes and crap questions other times.