We have a question closure rate of ~30%. That's a significant burden on moderators and users who help triage the questions.
While some questions can indeed be very difficult to triage, there are also many many incoming questions that are obviously bad just from a split-second glance. Stack Exchange already has heuristics that can tell whether a question is likely to be low-quality. Wouldn't it be nice if we could automatically prevent some of the obviously problematic questions from being submitted in the first place?
It is probably a bad idea to ban certain phrases outright. However, we could certainly display some warnings while the user is typing in a question.
What if we had…
What phrases would trigger Clippy's activation, and what would he say?
Please post your suggestions below, one trigger (or one set of very closely related triggers) per answer. Include justifications for why you believe the trigger has predictive power.
A real Clippy would be rather annoying. In reality, I'm talking more about pop-up tips like this: