Some users (especially first time users) ask completely rubbish questions, such as https://askubuntu.com/questions/486830/wi-fi-on-ubuntu-14-04-hp-g70-laptop, they say "unfortunately wi-fi is not working any ideas on how to fix this". It is one of the broadest questions I've seen, and it's quite frustrating.
Could we bring in a feature where the default question asking page for new users isn't this - just one big box...:
...but is split up, more like this:
Which gives them more prompts etc. It could be the default for users who have less than 20 rep, to avoid annoyingly uninformative questions. If they got 100 from as an association bonus, then that would be included (i.e. they wouldn't see it), unless one of their questions is flagged, and then they see it, until they had earned 20 (i.e. had 120).
Have added over on SO Meta Can we create a “template question” although has already been marked as a duplicate of Revisiting question templates
STUPIDLY. Also, after 'what have you done to solve it', it could suggest searching for an answer before posting (even providing a link to a search engine searching the title etc). I can think of more wacky ideas.... :)
sentence caseformat. The search engine is a good idea, and that would help them to actually do some research!