In my opinion, font identification are quite useless for this site. I know you discussed all this before.
I'm basing this on the fact they can (almost) only be useful with a google image search, and not with the question's keywords. There's almost zero value for the site as they are right now.
- Because the questions are (almost) all the same and mostly contain only a screenshot and a "please help!"; not much descriptive keywords that can be used as search terms
- Because the titles of the questions are (petty much) all the same
- Because the answers cannot be very long answers
They would have value if it was "help me find a font similar to XXXX" but in general it's about asking for help to identify a font on a screenshot/image.
So this is a suggestion...
Why not change the instructions to demand from people posting the questions to actually DESCRIBE the font. Have a minimum number of words maybe or ask for 3 adjectives. That could even lead to entertaining results.
This could become the main requirement.
It's pretty much useless to ask them "have you check the font id sites?" That's like asking a dog to guard your sandwich. Of course everybody say they have checked the sites first!
Example (yes I know, I'm guilty, I answered it):
Title: Can someone please tell what font is used
Question: Could someone please tell me what font is used in the following image
--- screenshot ----
Title: Can someone please tell what font is used (meh)
Question: Can someone help me find this thin semi-script font. It looks a bit like a handwritten but has a modern and vibrant style to it. It's kind of feminine. I want to use it for a bakery website because blablabla... etc.
--- screenshot ----
As members, we could add keywords too in the questions. It's way easier to define keywords than trying to enforce rules that are followed 10% of the time. And the vote-to-close isn't always super fast, people will have time to answer anyway -- coughs --
We can't expect people to use the right tags, because some people don't even know what's a serif and there's not so many descriptive tags for fonts.
The end goal anyway is to have content that appear in search results (as I said, I personally think the font identifications are a waste of pixels and should be removed... unless they bring more traffic and can be useful somehow.)