This is an exact dup of a question I asked on meta.SO a year and a half ago, but it didn't get any useful answers back then, and I've noticed a lot of this sort of question lately, so I think it's worth revisiting.
Examples of the type of question I'm talking about:
- How to set up a mail server
- provide virtual drives to users
- I want to make a dropbox clone, help me
- running mailserver on domain (this is the one that prompted the original question
I'm obviously not shy about voting to close these (which I couldn't do when I first asked this) and with the Vote to Close chat room these get closed pretty quickly when necessary.
I think they should be closed because they're almost always overly broad (NARQ), often they're shopping questions (what equipment is the best value - Too Localized), and many times the person asking doesn't seem to have some basic knowledge a SysAdmin should.
Is closing them quickly a fair way to deal with this type of question?