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After reading several questions such as this one or this one, I wonder if (when using the [technical-issues] tag) adding a popup message like :

If your game is crashing, make sure you have provided

  • Your hardware specifitaion
  • The version of the drivers
  • The version of the game
  • Any Windows Log

Those are basic information regarding the issue and most of the time that's the first questions that are asked in commentaries. I thought It could save some time for both the asker and the and the commentator if the informations were provided directly in the question. Any thought ?

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    There really isn't much point in having this kind of question anyway, random crashes are almost impossible for us to solve. The answer is almost always the same: Update all drivers, disable mods, don't overclock, check for overheating and so on. Even with the information you want to ask for we still can only offer wild guesses or general troubleshooting advice. – Mad Scientist Apr 22 '14 at 7:48
  • Popups are something that would have to be added by the SE developers, and I doubt it's worth their time for a relatively small tag (in the scope of SE as a whole). For [technical-issues], only 274 out of 633 (43%) which is low, but not much lower compared to other tags of a similar size ([borderlands-2]: 62%, [ps3]: 56%) – fredley Apr 22 '14 at 8:26
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    @fredley I understand, so maybe something in the FAQ/Help that answerer can refer to. Since those question are allowed, I feel like they should be written properly if not they'll end up closed for being too broad. – WizLiz Apr 22 '14 at 8:31
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    One thing you can do is formulate a comment that has some helpful information (emphasis on helpful, nice, etc, so it doesn't come off as standoffish or rude) and leave it where you see questions that could use help. I've done this in the past and gotten good results. – agent86 Apr 22 '14 at 12:28

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