The more often important guidelines are mentioned and linked, the more likely a new user is to read them before posting a question, which in turn makes it much more likely that the user actually follows the guidelines and thus asks a better question and also reduces frustration, quarrel, etc.
However, until recently the guidelines for font-identification questions and critique questions were neither mentioned in their respective tag wikis nor in the help center’s on-topic section. I changed the tag wiki on font-identification questions (but not the excerpt) a few days ago; everything else hasn’t changed as of now.
How can we expect new users to follow our guidelines for those questions, if they can only find them by explicitly searching for them on Meta?
I thus propose that we:
- Have the tag wikis and their excerpts mention the guidelines.
Mention the respective question types on the help center’s on-topic section and prominently refer to the respective FAQs, e.g., as follows:
[This includes questions about:]
The same holds for other types of questions with similar guidelines (if we have any) as well as for other appropriate places that new users might visit.