Hello everyone, I decided that I'd post this since it's a topic that I think is becoming rather concerning here on Spigot. Before I continue, what exactly am I advocating? Lock threads that are in any section related to programming/plugin development that are simply requests for fixes or "free/spoonfed code". What is "spoonfeeding"? Spoonfeeding is pretty much someone displaying that they have made zero effort or very little effort to understand why their code does not work, or they have a desire to do something and just want the code that does that "thing". Why is spoonfeeding an issue? There are a whole array of reasons as to why its bad. Here's a list of them. First and foremost, it does not solve the problem should the community actually commit to spoonfeeding the person asking for code. By this I mean they already put no effort into actually understanding what was wrong prior to asking, what makes you think they're going to bother to understand what is wrong afterwards? Yea, that's right, they're going to copy/paste that sucker. This does not help Spigot, as a community, in any foreseeable way and in fact it hurts us quite a lot. Usually, those threads end up in flame wars, I've seen it a multitude of times since I started using spigot much more regularly, and honestly its not a pretty thing. Basically, you have three types of people involved, those who want the spoonfeeding, those who will do the spoonfeeding and those who will abstain and tell said person to go learn java or some such. All three parties are at fault, the last one probably the least so, since its possible to just report and ignore those threads and remain in that group. Those who give the code fuel the fire, the person who gets the code won't learn anything and will be back for more later when their stuff breaks. Again. The last party telling said person to "go learn java" or identifying that they are requesting spoonfeeding is pretty much flame baiting. Yes, sometimes people need to be told. But not by you, because that can go either way, and as seen on many occasions on this forum, it can and will result in insults been thrown around. I don't think the small amount of threads that encompass this theme are really worth keeping considering the substantially larger amount of threads that result in a train wreck. It's literally spam that knocks people who actually really desire to understand what their problem is off the page. We should be trying to help those people who want to understand why something won't work as much as possible, and those simply requesting copy/pastes or those who have put forth minimal effort shouldn't be getting any spotlight. They should be informed that what they are doing is requesting spoonfeeding and that they should investigate the issue more. If they still can't after that, then they can post a thread identifying the problem or asking for help stating what they have tried so far. That, for the most part, is it. I think. Really people fighting when they should be helping each other is a problem. I am not looking to make this an elitist community, I literally just want to help those who need help. People requesting spoonfeeding need help too, but they need to do some work on their side first, in my opinion. This thread is mostly opinion and honestly, I don't think it much to just report threads when they derail into a flame war, it just makes sense to me to disallow this type of thread to prevent future flame wars. Spigot is a community about helping each other, not flaming the new guys. Thanks for reading and I understand if there is going to be opposing opinions about this.