During the discussion at Numeric version tags considered ... OK, the idea came up to put some more hints into the How to ask block on the right side of the ask question form.
The current text is (from https://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/ask):
How to Ask
Is your question about the Drupal CMS?
We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed.
Provide details. Write clearly and simply.
If your question is about this website, ask it on meta instead.
See What information should be given when asking a question? for a related question, but this is specifically about what to put in that block (which can be based on the other question).
Based on the discussion and the linked issue, two things come to my mind.
- Something like "Remember to report the Drupal version and relevant modules you are using."
- And maybe something about code.. "If your question is about code, provide the relevant pieces."
But those are pretty long sentences (typical german-english ;)), maybe someone has something shorter?