It's been a while since we had a "there are a lot of bad X questions can we ban all X questions?" meta.
The central points in favor of mass burnination here (and generally most times we have a meta of this type) seem to be:
- There are a lot of these type of questions
- Many are low quality
- Often they are closed
- The problems and their answers are frequently unique
- There are other potential places to find this information
I can understand that seeing similar questions on a daily basis can be frustrating, especially when they're hard to answer or many come from people who don't quite understand how to properly ask a question.
However, I feel like this list of attributes indicates a few of things:
- These types of issues are common and likely to (re)occur
- There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, many times the answer may grow from a common root but require specific expertise
- This type of problem generally occurs to inexperienced users
- The other potential places on the internet aren't adequately solving the problem(s) or organizing the solutions in a way that is generally helpful
These all seem like areas where the SE network is strong. A lot of these are the motivating factors for the origins of the SE network.
Dealing with questions asked by inexperienced users that often repeat bits of questions asked by other inexperienced users is a part of life on a Q&A site. Inexperienced users are always going to ask questions that get closed as unclear. There is no amount of banning that will make it go away. The amount of ignorance and tl;dr on the internet is effectively infinite.
My suggestion is that we not burn things because we're tired of them and want them to stop repeating. Burning things does not prevent them from repeating.