Recently, Catija suggested we can change our side-bar text on the ask page to be more site-specific and warn people more directly that cryptocurrency questions tend to be off-topic.
The way this works is that we get to customize the following box labelled step 1:
There are at least three sites on the network which have already customized this box: SFF, EL&U, and CodeRev. The common theme for them seems to be that they are kep really short and with links to helpful resources.
Now the questions we are asking ourselves are:
- Do we want to customize this box? I.e. do we think it would be helpful in reducing the number of obviously off-topic questions we get?
- What themes do we want to talk about and what are the corresponding meta resources? Cryptocurrencies? Ciphertext dumps? Homework dumps? Programming questions?
- What is the precise wording we want put in there?