Let me start with that I really like the .Stack. I like the anything goes attitude. I like that there is no structure and not one tells anyone what to put there.
But every second post is a newbie asking a poor question and getting no or only poor answers - mine included. To be clear: I don't blame those newbies. They just don't know better. And while we should teach them I can't really bring myself to do that most of the time.
So what about adding a short link on how to ask good questions? A quick search on site reveals this article: https://hackaday.com/2015/12/08/does-the-internet-make-you-stupid/ with a link to the classic from Eric S. Raymond (http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html) which is great but a bit dated and may be too heavy.
I also found this project log that deals with this issue very well - although it is meant for its own project only: https://hackaday.io/project/21240-exploring-china-made-nvrs-dvrs-cameras/log/57497-have-a-question-or-need-help. We surely can come up with something along these lines and a few lines more on how to briefly but properly describe the project in question.
So in the end I don't mind wasting by time but I mind all those wasted opportunities.