The idea of Stackexcange network sites is to generate and provide content better than any other site out there. It's totally legit to ask quetions which are google-able.
In future, the challenge is to create outstanding questions and answers. The result will be that google mainly yields results from the Ethereum SE site. And if that happens, questions can ...
Don't think there's anything wrong with a question being googleable. After all, ideally most of our future visitors will come from web traffic. The problem with that question is that it doesn't meet the criteria of being "based on actual problems that you face".
I agree. We should eliminate this type of question. If for no other reason that we wouldn't want to give bad advice. Plus--if we're giving advice of this type, we should get paid for it. Not sure if you can add a new flag type, but it would be helpful and more clear than a simple 'off-topic.'
Can we flag questions or answers that receive one or more down votes without comments?
No, flagging is a process that raises moderator attention. This is something you do if you see spam, vandalism or very low quality content.
For everything else: Down-vote to help the system and the community to distinguish between good and bad content. Leave comments to ...
I personally always dismiss these type of flags. And probably I'm not following the Stack Exchange guidelines too closely by doing this.
Comments, in general are discouraged across the Stack Exchange network. However, I personally feel the need to build up a community and not a group of unrelated Q&A-posters.
Saying Thank you! is a nice gesture, and I ...