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:

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.


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Great suggestions. I updated the help center as requested and included a blurb within the tag wiki

The pop-up is out of moderator reach though. I would suggest making a separate feature-request for that so the SE devs can see it.

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    That popup's experimental so far, but I'm looking into whether there are plans to expand it.
    – hairboat
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 18:08
  • Cool, thanks abby!
    – JohnB
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 19:04
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    Looks like we can look into adding these little tag alerts. You guys should take a stab at the wording in a separate feature-request and see what the rest of the community thinks about the plan.
    – hairboat
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 19:25
  • @abbyhairboat: That sounds good; thank you. Here we go.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 20:09

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