I've been on a number of SE sites for a while now but this is my first post on a Meta. If this has already been suggested before, I'm happy to recind the question.
Game identification questions are considered off-topic unless examples of screenshots, audio or video are provided. A similar rule is in place on the anime stackexchange for identification without more than a simple description. Despite the tag itself containing a warning on what is required for a 'game-identification' question to be considered on-topic, multiple posts are made - usually by new users - who do not provide the required information and subsequently don't get their answers. I recently commented on a post (which has since been deleted), asking if the user could provide these details. He/she said that they 'did not realise this' and from the preview left in my inbox, was proceeded by a passive-aggressive remark. From previous posts, the tag's warning seems to be often overlooked and the abundance of closed / negatively voted previous posts provide no suggestion to some that such posts ought to be fleshed out a little more.
My questions are:
- Has the community experimented with the idea of adding an additional unskippable prompt before posting questions with this tag? Something along the lines of "Game Identification questions are considered off-topic unless examples of video, audio or screenshots are provided. Are you sure you have these?"
- Would adding such a prompt make any difference?
- Were such measures ever implemented and removed afterwards?