I seem to be attracting them lately, not just here as well.
They are the kind who come in with a homework question - you know, the kind with absolutely no attempt that screams to my cynical mind "PLZ HELP ME, DO MA HOMEWORK" kind of question - you know the type.
We give our stock standard comment about it being a homework question. I tend to use one written by @MARamezani
This is a homework question. We have a policy which states that you should show your thoughts and/or efforts into solving the problem. It'll make us certain that we aren't doing your homework for you. Otherwise, this question may get closed.
With 'homework' linking to our meta post about it.
I flag it as off topic, for the homework without effort reason, normally, this is the end of it. Many members make improvements and the question becomes quite good, answerable and a worthwhile addition to the site.
Sometimes, and seemingly increasingly so, you get the ones that want to argue.
I respond with a reminder to read the policy, and lately, links to the 'Be Nice' and behaviour expectations pages in the Help Centre.
Usually at this stage there is a tired old accusation that we are closing the question due to not being able to understand it - with them cheerfully neglecting to read the expectations and to make alterations to their question to conform with the quality standards that 99% of people adhere to.
These comments are flagged and in many cases, a mod will reinforce the expectations of civility and all is calm once more.
But lately, one here and one on another site in the network - it starts to get ugly - with the user swearing, making idle threats etc. All of which are futile, not worthy of responding to and are flagged.
Is it just me, or are some of the homework vampires getting more hostile?
Just to clarify, I am not upset or hurt in anyway - just perplexed by that behaviour