It seems that that a lot of unclear or ill-posed questions get premature answers, which may effectively "freeze" the question in its current bad formulation, instead of revealing a perhaps more profound question hiding underneath.
(One example: Use of the mathematical concept 'function' in theoretical physics NB: It is not my intention to discredit or debate this particular question or its answers; I take comfort in the fact that the question poser himself can laugh over the outcome.)
Or perhaps, in other cases, there is actually no real question at all, and the bad question should have been closed immediately instead of proliferating/cluttering the site with trivialities, misunderstandings, or duplicate entries.
I propose that questions, posed by users with less than X reputation points, cannot be answered for a Y hours curfew, in-which only comments, edits and chats are allowed. The philosophy is to make the question perfect before an answer is attempted. This is to increase quality of both question and answers. Initially, one could, e.g., let X=500 and let Y=24. What do you think?