There is a huge number of questions using the term "do it for me" question (such as , ,  and many more), and I would like to understand what the term means. The most precise definition I have come across has kindly been provided by Marijn in a comment, and says:
- asks to draw something based on an image or a short description ("I want to draw a normal distribution"),
- does not provide any code or evidence of research or effort,
- the drawing that is asked is complex, and
- it is very specific and therefore probably not useful for anybody other than the OP
(but 5. it may serve as a good showcase for techniques used in the answer that are useful for other people).
My main question is very simple:
is this the meaning most of the users agree on?
That is, if you have a (very) different definition in mind, please give it in an answer.
My subquestions are:
- Are "do it for me" questions necessarily drawings (and not tables or equations, say)?
- What if the OP provides some code that can hardly be used to answer the question?
- How is complexity precisely defined? That is, what if the OP asks for a complex output, which is however rather easy to achieve with some trick or package?
- If a question is very narrow and the answer is unlikely to benefit anyone but the one who asked the question, do we have a separate way of referring to them (e.g. "low general benefit"), or even close them?
Any answer is welcome. In particular if it also explains why the "do it for me" term is used. Naively in any question the asker asks the community to do something for them, namely answering the question. (Which is what I am doing here, too. ;-) )
For the linguists, I am interested in the intensional definition of the term "do it for me" question.
If otherwise useless this thread can be interesting to exemplify a clash of cultures between people from different fields. There seems to be a rather large number of users who prefer a vague qualitative approach over a precise one. Maybe language is inherently like this. On the other hand, mathematics is communicated in the usual languages, and at least in this context is possible to make precise, falsifiable statements.