NB: This is probably not the first time a question of this nature has been asked, but I could not find anything similar.
While scrolling through the front page/review today, I noticed a trend that seems to be increasing in frequency: "please help me write this script"-type of questions. Today alone, there were questions 1, 2 and 3 all requesting some form of script be written for them (although the third example has other problems with the improbability of the brute-forcing a locked disk).
These questions usually do not show any evidence of the (most often, new) users trying to solve this script problem themselves, and treat the site like a "single-use, quick-answer-that-works, copy-paste" platform.
What would be an appropriate response to questions like these? Should we write scripts (which risks more questions like these) or flag/hold/off-topic/leave unanswered these questions (risks making people unhappy)?