Today when I was going through the questions on our main site, I saw a question that showed absolutely no effort. But the op left a sentence "don't know where to start". Then I remembered I've seen such questions before, so I wondered where the line between "no idea where to start" and "no effort" is. And then I found this on meta: A criterion for distinguishing between two kinds of questions. I believe this post and the discussion provoked by it, in a way, explain the policy regarding such questions. Then I thought "how was I supposed to know about this if I didn't even know such posts exist?" Along with this I found two other kinds of posts useful:
(1) Tutorial and reference, for example: MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference
(2) Lists, for example: List of Generalizations of Common Questions
Therefore I'd like to make a request: a way to organize the posts on meta that (1) explain the policy of this site; (2) serve as tutorials or reference; (3) serve as lists, for those who want to learn more about and make full use of this site but don't even know what to search for.
I've tried some alternatives.
(1) Help center. But it cannot cover everything, especially something that requires a little discussion like the one I mentioned above.
(2) Filter the posts by upvotes. But a lot of other kinds of posts (like some moderator announcing retirement) also get a lot of votes.
So they don't really solve my problem.
Do you think this is a reasonable request?