Perhaps a controversial question - but one that's come to mind lately. Or stated another way, What is your objective in using BioStar?
For me, I look for advice and answer questions that relate to my research projects and research expertise. I don't take a look at or even attempt to answer questions outside those areas. I have seen over the time I have participated in this forum a number of questions, often poorly posed, that appear, and I know this is just an appearance, to be homework questions. Sometimes several on the same topic from different users, often new, often appear within a short time of one another. Most times I will ignore such questions because I simply have too many other demands of my time.
I'm not advocating that certain questions should be banned or segregated in any way. I am simply curious how others view this valuable Q&A forum. For me, as the lone computational biologist in my institute, having the "contact" or resource is invaluable as a means to accelerate my research. Just understand, I cannot go into tutor or teaching mode as often as I wish I could.
Please share your thoughts. Thanks!