This is a very clear followup to Qiaochu's question: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/9180/proposal-ban-verbatim-homework-questions
The reason that I create a new post is because I want to remove the issue from a homework-related issue to a minimum-quality-standard issue. The current necessary minimum standard for a question on MSE is very low right now. In my opinion, it is too low. Regardless of whether a post originates from a homework set, or someone self-studying, or whatnot, there should be a higher minimum level of effort put into composing the problem.
I propose that we start downvoting and/or closing questions containing nothing else than the statement of a problem. Further, we should leave a comment explaining why the post was closed and encourage posters to show their work and thought process.
To clarify a little, I would downvote/close posts such as https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/370659/interes-prove-this-equation and https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/370035/write-the-equation-of-each-of-the-following-use-the-form-y-a-sqrtbx-hk.
In each of these questions, there is nothing besides a problem statement. I do not think that this is okay.
As an aside, I would like to ask that any comments on this question please be on topic.