I don't know why, but it seems that there has been a spate of poorly asked questions as of late--many of which seem to be directly lifted from homework. Here are a bunch of examples. These are generally questions that, I think, could make fine questions, but as asked they are rather unhelpful to people who might want to answer.
Am I wrong, or is this a new trend? Is there a better way to deal with this influx of sub-optimal questions? So far the response has generally been to ask the OP to clarify their intentions. Should we be more aggressive and close them?
Edit: In view of Jeff Atwood's and Alex Bartel's responses, I've gone ahead and closed a bunch of them.