We're probably all familiar with the problems that the "identify-this-x" tags cause (low quality, rambling posts often with little to no information on the thing to be identified). We also know that many people posting these questions don't read the suggestions that we already have for how to write them well. I'm wondering if it would be possible to do some automated checking of questions to help improve them before they get posted?
For example, if you enter a question title or an answer that is too short, when you attempt to post, you'll see a warnings saying that you need to enter more information:
I see some common problems with "identify this" posts:
- Common titles that have no information in them, like "Need help finding movie". A search of past original titles for these questions may point out some patterns.
- No dates at all in a post, or worse, vague phrases like "when I was a kid" or "several years ago"
- Rambling run-on sentences with no punctuation (or only commas, no periods)
- No mention of language or country of origin or viewing
If we could detect some of these things are missing, it should be possible to make a warning similar to the above one asking the user for specific information that's missing. Is something like that possible? And do you think it would be useful to implement?