About ten months ago, we got a new ask question page. This adds a few features:
A custom modal that appears when a user asks their first question:
Custom warnings in the "review" pane of the ask question page:
Custom warnings for tags
It's pretty often that we get simple help questions, or questions without objective winning criteria, or questions with unnecessarily restrictive I/O.
Although some users will ignore the modal, it's much more "in your face" than the sidebar. If that doesn't work, we could have regex-based warnings that trigger:
- If a post has no winning criteria tags, or multiple
- If a post contains certain patterns that could indicate it's not intended to be a code golf or coding challenge
- If a post contains certain patterns that could indicate it includes I/O restrictions, banned languages, etc., a warning could be displayed in the sidebar (and the user is free to ignore that if it's a false positive)
This process requires staff to make the edits, so a post on the main meta would be required. If the general consensus here is that we should do this, I'll make a second post where we can decide on the specific changes.
Should we put in a request to change any of these things?