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I think that we need a content box which informs users (especially new users) about minimum requirements for posting a question (e.g. version of Magento if applicable). What would we all like to see in this content area? Curious to know too if StackExchange platform allows for this as well.

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    Great idea. Do you know what way is used to submit this request to StackExchange? Dec 14 '14 at 18:56
  • @FabianBlechschmidt posting like this on meta, with the [feature-request] tag, is exactly the right way to submit requests to us at SE. I've just been a bit behind on responding, and I apologize for that.
    – Pops
    Dec 21 '14 at 22:19
  • What do you mean by "content box" exactly? Some kind of pop-up help on the question asking page? An interstitial page for new users who have never asked before? Custom text on the "on-topic" page of the help center?
    – Pops
    Dec 21 '14 at 22:20
  • Something like: Please read magento.stackexchange.com/questions/428/… before asking questions. Please add what you coded, what you expect, what happens instead and what you already tried. And a link to whathaveyoutried.com is a good idea as well :-) Dec 22 '14 at 13:09
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Suggestions for a popup on the "Ask question" page:

  • Always specify your Magento version
  • If you have questions about custom code, please include the relevant code, and explain current and desired behavior
  • If you have questions about an error, read Debugging Fundamentals first, and gather information about the error
  • Questions about problems with commercial extensions do not belong here. Please contact the extension vendor support instead.

The list should not be longer than 5 items, otherwise nobody will read it.

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This is what we should have, beside all helping links:

https://twitter.com/sprintly/status/549982608340549632

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