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We have some tags that really, are a foundation for bad, closed questions. (looking at you [game-identification]...)

I wonder, would there be a way to popup a notice when you create a question with a 'dangerous' tag? Something that would relay the current tag description, that describes what is a pass or not in that tag?

USE WITH CAUTION: Only ask if you have a screenshot, video, or audio clip from the game you want to identify. This tag is only for identifying games in movies, pictures, videos, advertisements or otherwise where an unknown game appears - not from a description of what you can recall from memory, or from a picture you drew yourself.

That might help curb down the bad questions issue I guess... but I could also believe that most new users that throw a question in that category will just click next without reading it.

PS: Spitballing here: Could a solution to that problem be to have 'protected tags' where you need a minimum reputation to ask in?

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  • Protected tags: no, but Tag warning, yes. Also note, this won't stop the people that tag with something else, like [ps4] or something. – Robotnik Feb 24 at 1:32
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I wonder, would there be a way to popup a notice when you create a question with a 'dangerous' tag? Something that would relay the current tag description, that describes what is a pass or not in that tag?

Yes, this functionality exists in the form of tag warnings. That link gives an example of how they look like:

and the answer indicates the process for requesting such a warning:

If you feel that your community can benefit from having some warnings, please start a discussion on your meta site. When the community comes to a consensus on the mechanics of a warning and a text to show, please add the tag and we will pass the request to our developers to set the regex on the site for you.

It seems you've more or less already started step 1...

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    I concur. Having a warning like that on the game-identification tag might help lower the amount of questions we get. – Nzall Feb 23 at 17:45

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