Lately I have seen and talked to people about the level of quality and ideas how we can improve it. Since a majority of people suggest another addition of a closed reason I am partially against it based on the user being new and unfamiliar with our format. Per some discussion in the chat it was brought up we could automate our comment system (AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE). So instead of a closed apocalypse I thought we could come up with a way to address quality questions and answers with a default comment in the hopes it will encourage the user to make an edit. What questions and answers do you suggest we should have a default comment for?

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In addition to the pre-fabricated comments section, I think we should expand our to include suggestions on how to write decent quality questions for common problems. An example of something to add would be:

Q: How can I write a good question to achieve a certain effect?

A: Please, for the love of pixels, show us what you have tried!

We can only write so much within a comment, so the idea here is to provide a rich resource for users to visit that is longer than 600 characters

  • While I agree in providing a rich resource sometimes the amount of material can be a deterant
    – user9447
    Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 14:34
  • We can link to meta posts from the faq, right? We can vote on the comments or create a wiki-style post and use that instead of charging the faq too much.
    – Yisela
    Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 3:54
  • I think a wiki style post would be good.
    – user9447
    Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 4:01

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