Exactly. Over 10 years ago I started using Unity when I were attending a small game dev course. Most of my knowledge I acquired on my own over time. I mainly answered UA questions to impove my own knowledge. So someone asked an interesting question and I just went out to find the answer. I still have at least 5 Unity projects which literally hundreds of folders, each with different things I tested in Unity. Most were UA related. I usually even had an “UA” folder in many of my projects where I did quick tests of UA questions.
Recently I don’t had that much time for playing around with Unity, but I was active on UA on a daily basis. Though the quality of most questions has dropped significantly over the years. On top of that the number of bots increased heavily. The last years I didn’t answer much question but were only doing some moderation stuff. Flagging and banning spam bots (including every single post made by them) and reformatting posts which have failed to properly mark their code as code (I had the feeling that the fail-to-format-code-correctly rate has risen to 90+% )
I also didn’t mind answering the same questions again, if the questions were of decent quality and actually explained and included all necessary information. Though lately we got more and more single line questions with titles like “help”. Though this wasn’t an UA exclusive thing. The forum also sees more and more such threads. Only a tiny portion of them get closed.
I know it’s difficult to automatically react to low efford posts. Maybe the editor could detect when people insert larger amounts of text that “looks like” code so the site can inform them how to properly insert code. I don’t like automatic “fixes” as they are usually too invasive and even when the faliure rate might be low, it’s not worth it. Just a warning / hint right after the insert may help.