Those questions look like :

I'm trying to write a Powers and Abilities section for [character name] on Wookieepedia, but [random excuse].
blah blah blah ... could someone do the work for me?

We already got 2 of them :

I don't see how to close them. It's on topic and their is a restricted set of force powers that could answer, so it's not a list question.

But, both currently have a negative vote total, showing a high community disapproval.

How should we handle them?

  • 1
    This seems similar to the "what to do with homework" discussion on SO: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10811/…
    – Xantec
    Jul 18, 2012 at 17:26
  • 2
    Um... you seem to have answered your own question. We downvote them deep. just because something is not against the rules, doesn't make it quality Jul 18, 2012 at 20:27
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    Both of those explicitly mention trying to fill out a Wookiepedia page, but without wanting to do any legwork of their own (hence asking here). I would guess that's the main reason both were downvoted so far: The button does say "this question does not show any research effort" after all.
    – Izkata
    Jul 18, 2012 at 23:06
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    @Izkata Could you write this as an answer?
    – DavRob60
    Jul 24, 2012 at 15:53
  • I dislike questions regarding "force powers" outside of a video game as discrete abilities. Jul 31, 2012 at 16:35

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Well, no one has answered in another way yet, so may as well make my comment an answer as DavRob60 suggests. 'Tis popular anyway...

1) Both questions explicitly mention trying to fill out a Wookiepedia page, but without wanting to do any legwork of their own (hence asking here).

2) When you mouse-over the downvote button, it does say "This question does not show any research effort", so dowvoting it into oblivion certainly seems to be the right thing to do.

3) As mentioned in the question, they do otherwise seem to be on-topic.

So I'd say, do nothing. The community will handle them the way that these two questions have been handled.

Additionally, as referenced here: Enable automatic deletion of old, unanswered zero-score questions after a year?

We already auto-remove negatively voted unanswered old questions automatically after 30 days, network wide, with no human intervention required.

So as long as no one answers those questions, they really would be handled entirely by the community.

  • The questions are not really bad questions. They were just asked poorly. I think if the OP had simply asked what force powers has character x demonstrated in the EU the question would have a positive total. I think its a case of too much context here.
    – Chad
    Jul 31, 2012 at 19:27
  • @Chad I agree, it wouldn't have been as negative, but there would've probably still been several downvotes. If they named even one ability the character has, then it'd probably have been all (or almost all) positive.
    – Izkata
    Jul 31, 2012 at 21:44
  • Being that this is a 5/0, should we petition to make this a FAQ? Jun 1, 2013 at 18:33

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