I proposed a new close reason perhaps....
Titled similar to "low quality question" or "basic how to question", with an explanation comment along the lines of:
It might be helpful to review the types of questions which should and should not be asked. Specifically what to avoid asking. Simple "how to" and "suggestions please" questions are customarily not desirable.
I'm not always the most personable guy, so that comment could probably be made a bit more friendly for new users.
It's good we're getting more questions, but the quality is really, really poor much of the time.
As JohnB pointed out, it seems to be an issue network wide. Perhaps a new close reason would curtail some of these overly poor questions.
Would this new close reason be helpful?
The point of adding this is more about the auto-comment than actually closing questions quickly. Users seems to notice comments quickly, a specific welcoming comment, directed at improving their question, may help.