Sometimes users ask questions that basically shift the research and development work of a particular project or product into the hands of the community.
This problem is somewhat related to not being specific enough, but bears another issue: acquiring free labour from the community without giving something in return.
It's a problem that isn't new, not even on StackExchange. But I recognised it on Arduino SE too.
It goes without saying that SE is a platform where people get to ask questions. Oftentimes without knowing in advance what is involved in finding an answer. We all sometimes need a pointer to a solution or can make great use of someone else's experience.
But some questions have a certain smell that the poster would rather have others magically come up with a production-ready solution to their complex design ideas – and implement them too.
How should we deal with questions that basically just ask for free engineering work?