It seems over past week or so that more and more questions are being posted on Main from young students seeking help with homework or test assignments. I am opposed to doing anyone's homework for them, especially those who appear to have put forth no effort other than typing the text of the question from their assignment(s) into the Body of the Question form on this site.
However, for those who come here for help after having done at least some work in trying to complete their assignment, I don't want to discourage them from participating and learning.
So what can we do to help the self-starters without discouraging them while also crushing the lazy little brats who expect others to help them coast through life?
Can the site be modified to require new users to complete the Tour and review the Help section (at least the topic on How to Ask) before being allowed to post a Question?