How would you prefer to handle a Question, if the source of the problem is only a typo in the OP's source code?
has been made a question on the current Moderator Election's Questionnaire. I could not retrieve any standing policy on that matter on meta nor is it part of the guidelines laid out in the helpcenter.
Given that a site's policy should be defined by its community and not just the moderators (or at least that is my take on it) I would like to discuss the issue here.
Stackoverflow has an appropriate rule:
Some questions are still off-topic, even if they fit into one of the categories listed above:
- Questions about a problem that can no longer be reproduced or that was caused by a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be on-topic here, these are often resolved in a manner unlikely to help future readers. This can often be avoided by identifying and closely inspecting the shortest program necessary to reproduce the problem before posting.
So the question is: do we recognize the wisdom of SO's rule or do we consider code with simple typographical errors a phenomenon common enough to the users of Arduino - including questioners at a beginner's level - that might profit from answering such questions?