I've read the responses, and still feel that my concern is not being addressed. I am leaving my original query/suggestion as is, below the (====...) line, merely for reference. Also, I respect needing to preserve a "boiler-plate" help front end across stack exchange forums.
I certainly think that questioners sometimes abuse the privilege by dumping the question as is with no preliminary effort made. However, I also think that sometimes the questioner is so overwhelmed by the problem that they absolutely need preliminary assistance from a human. The following link is a case in point:short Linear Algebra / Orthogonality quiz
I believe the questioner was truly baffled rather than lazy, with the situation perhaps compounded by language difficulties. Consequently, I commented with the advice originally contained in this question. In fact, that situation triggered this suggestion.
In my opinion, the most constructive first step for such a questioner is to find a helpful human, rather than attempting research on their own. I certainly respect that this site can't generally function as the initial helpful human. However, this simply implies that the questioner needs to be given clear instructions on how to find a helpful human elsewhere. Note that this approach (slyly) defeats the abusive questioner giving him no place to hide.
In short, I think that the math help area should offer advice on finding a "helpful human" perhaps similar to the advice that I offered. Further, it is important that such advice be so prominent that the baffled questioner will immediately notice it.
Unsure if this the appropriate forum : this is a suggestion rather than a question. I examined a previous post that discussed guidelines for when the questioner claims "I don't know where to begin." I suggest editing your https://math.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask webpage so that it begins with the following section:
What if I don't know where to begin?
Review your course work up to that point. Explore the (presumably simpler) examples that your teacher or your textbook worked through, when the topic was introduced. Ask your teacher, a tutor, or a classmate to walk you through a problem that is related, but simpler and clearly distinct. Then, you should know where to begin. Once you get past that point yourself, if you are still having difficulty, be sure to include your partial work when you post the question.