I just asked a question in which I included a small excerpt of my code that wasn't a standalone example, but enough to see the context (at least I thought so). In a comment*, I was asked to provide a "minimum working example" - I thought that was what I did?
I realize there is a difference between a few lines of code and a fully working example, and that it's not always possible to find the problem with just a small part of the entire code - but is it reasonable (or relevant) to force every question to be accompanied by a fully working example? Or is that threshold to high?
Update in response to some of the answers:
The reason I'm asking this question is not because I don't see the benefit of a MWE. However, I have experienced (or so it feels) a lean towards not even looking at the problem if there is no MWE posted with it. This, I feel, is an unwanted development, since it puts a very high threshold for newcommers to the community on their first posts.
There is apparently not always a need for a full working example when discussing many other programming languages (see for example the original SO community where many questions are asked and answered with no more than a couple of lines of code).
The discussion we need to take here is: is this relevant for the TeX family as well? I can see a point in the fact that there are so many packages and compilers that no code (at least not from the preamble) is really irrelevant.
So, is a MWE more or less required for the question to be well posed, or does that set a too high threshold for newcomers?
*) There was a few typos in the original post. Was it just those that caused that comment, or was my example too small even with those corrected?