For many questions a Minimal Working Example (with Bibliography) can be very helpful and for some it is even detrimental to the answering of the question.
My suggestion is to point the user to MWE(B) tutorials when they are writing their question, by adding links to them in the yellow box on the side.
A small change could already cause improvements. Consider the change: "Provide details. Supply a Minimal Working Example when it could help. Share your research."
My question: Is there any reason to not provide this advice to users submitting questions?
In previous suggestions there have been some discussions on how to get askers to help us help them by providing MWEs.
- Prompting the user about a missing MWE is too disruptive and not always the correct course of action as there are scenarios in which MWEs are not helpful.
- Having the user go through a tutorial creates an entry-barrier that is too high.
There are more meta posts I could link to, but it should be clear that this is an area that needs improving.
My suggestion fixes these issues. Yes some users might not read the yellow box, but even if only 5% of people read it, it would still make TeX.SE better.
My suggestion focuses on the same problem as discussed here, but provides a different solution that could be used alongside this solution.
I don't think I'll have to convince anybody here about the usefulness of MWEs, but just in case, here's an extra reason MWEs are helpful:
My personal experience with making MWEs has been that while reducing the problem down to its core I already found the cause of the problem before even submitting the question.
A small improvement that could be made if this feature is added, is to scan the tags and question for "bibliography" or "bib". In the event those are found the MWE suggested on the side could dynamically change to a MWEB. That way users needing an extra bit of help are instantly sent to the right place.
Finally if this feature gets added we need to decide on what to link to. There already exist very extensive guides on writing MWEs (and MWEBs). Maybe a concise wiki article would be better as to not present new users with a wall of text, which might deter them. I propose to have this discussion after we decide on whether to add this feature.