Joe TeXer comes to TL&Co and asks:
Why doesn't feature X work on my computer? I've been trying to do this for hours, and my thesis is due tomorrow! Help!!!1!1!1!!!1111one
And, of course, to give adequate suggestions, we need more information, namely:
- TeX distribution used
- Packages loaded
- Operating system
- Minimal, complete example
It would save a lot of time both of the users and the submitter, if the submitter is asked to supply this information in advance (because for non-trivial problems people will ask for clarification anyway). Hence, the request:
Can we have some sort of template for questions of the type "Why doesn't X work?"
Alternatively, this could find place in the FAQ as well. Let's be realistic though, people will most likely first ask a question, and then, possibly, browse the FAQ.
I have absolutely no idea how this could be implemented in practice, or whether it's even a viable option, but perhaps somebody could shed some light on this.