I have refrained from posting here to address my chronic dismay at the frequent sarcastic tone (even blatant sarcasm) on main, in response to unmotivated questions showing little or no effort. Others (many others, on many occasions) have expressed such frustration. For example, see this post.
Don't get me wrong; I find those kind of questions exhausting and irritating.
But I think it reflects poorly on the site to "stoop to that level" and try to out-do one another with the most clever sarcastic, shaming comment. And I find it sad that such comments frequently get upvoted. One of the main reasons I have not addressed that here is for no other reason than not wanting to point fingers: It would only be responsible, if complaining, for me to post a link or two to exemplify what I find troubling, and I shy away from putting anyone on the hot seat.
Again, don't get me wrong: I do find unmotivated questions showing no effort, or questions demanding a prompt, step-by-step solution, now!, to be energy-sapping, so I do not condone such posts.
But I think that the best approach here is to "kill them with kindness", so I wanted to post, on the positive side, what struck me as exemplar comments left to an OP who posted such a question see this, for example. I found both comments (as of this posting, the first two comments) very appropriately addressing the problems with the post, but also doing so in an encouraging spirit, without berating the OP. This makes clear what is expected on this site, and why, while sparing the OP from a battery of sarcastic "put-downs."
My appreciation goes to those who left the constructive comments. And I'm hoping that by putting the spotlight on those comments, as exemplar comments, others may think twice about the tone of their comments: are they constructive, instructive and encouraging? Do they do more than say what's wrong with the post by adding specific suggestions for how to improve a post? Etc., etc..
If/when others encounter or have encountered comments which they find to be constructive, instructive, and/or encouraging, feel free to share those here. They're out there, and when I see them, it helps remind me, anyway, of why I'm here!