When someone says they're running an unmodded game, such as vanilla minecraft server, should we encourage answers that say "Well, if you mod your game, you can do X to solve your problem"? It seems like every minecraft-smp question has at least one answer that begins "First, install Bukkit" and every skyrim question has at least one answer that begins "Open the console" (not technically a mod, I know, but it's PC-only and outside the realm of normal gameplay, so it has the same feel to it).
In my experience, you get a lot of people who are willing to do anything to peruse the perfect gaming experience, including console-hacks and mods, but you also get a lot of people who want to play the game as it was developed, no alterations. For them, answers that boil down to "install extra shit and/or hack your game" are useless. Should we care?
Some examples: This question has one answer that works with the user's setup, one that suggests another mod which may or may not be compatible with their stated setup (no mention in the answer), and one that says to switch to a totally different server setup which also is probably incompatible.
This question specifically mentioned using vanilla and therefore not using Bukkit plugins, and an answer was given today saying "Use Bukkit" despite two other vanilla suggestions existing.
This question also specifies vanilla, and one answer says "Use Bukkit" followed by an edit that basically says "I know you said you use vanilla, but use Bukkit anyway."
Before this question was closed, it said in all caps, "NO BUKKIT", and it managed to attract an answer that says "use Bukkit." It was closed as a duplicate of this question, to which most of the answers are "use Bukkit".