Someone recently asked a question about references for work in pattern recognition with fuzzy logic. Leaving aside the issue of topical scope, here's the (harsh) comment I wrote:
I apologize if this sounds rude, but it's not really our job to help you do a literature search, especially since you haven't provided any evidence of prior efforts in this regard. What you're asking us to help with is the kind of thing you should learn to be doing: navigating an area, finding out what's important (not what's hot!), and so on. If, after doing so, you have a specific question, then that might be more appropriate.
This might be my own impatience, but I'm beginning to see more questions of the form of "tell me what what's known about area X, or what's the latest in area Y, and so on", without any evidence that the OP has done some research, and has genuinely hit a brick wall of the form "This specific question appears to be very natural, but I can't find anything on it".
I want to encourage people to ask SPECIFIC questions and not go on fishing trips and expect the community to help out - I'm not a Google replacement.
Am I being too harsh ?