Quoting the help center:
- If your question could be answered by a dictionary, a grammar book, or another general reference, consult these. Explain why this did not help you when asking your question.
I have some problems with this:
There is no clear understanding what "general reference" is.
Beginners don't always understand "general reference"
General reference is not easy to understand. Language is hard, describing it is, too and understanding the description is a science in and of itself. We can't expect beginners to understand a complicated grammatical reference book.
This is especially true for grammar related questions.
I say: general grammar reference is not helping the site in its current state. It scares away beginners and learners. Let's remove it from the help center. The help center should look more like this:
- If your question is about a single word, please consult a dictionary before asking. Explain why they did not help when asking your question.