Stickies in Answers?

Hi all. Sorry if this has already come up (can't imagine that it hasn't), but I didn't find it anywhere so here goes:

Who do we need to bribe/threaten/date to get some stickies in Answers for questions like "How do I figure out what resistor to use for my LED" and "How can I hook up a TV to my computer" and "How can I get my Arduino to do an IF statement" and sundry other questions that get asked at least twice a week? I enjoy helping answer questions for people, but I get a little tired of typing the same thing over and over. I can only imagine how burned out the electronics gurus among us must be.
Maybe if there were stickies for these types of FAQ on the Answers page people could get the basics on their own, and the quality of the questions might improve?

Also, I think a brilliant idea for a Pro feature would be an additional button that just automagically takes the text of a question, runs it through Google and posts a link to the search results, all in one fell swoop. But maybe that's just me....

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frollard7 years ago
Fantastic topic and thanks lemonie for jumping on board with the list!  <count me in>
lemonie7 years ago
Grathio lemonie7 years ago
This is fantastic.  It reminds me of one I've been meaning to do for a while: "How To Ask A Question"  I'd love to link that any time someone posts as their entire question "My Computer is broke. Plz help. Thanks!"

Would that be better as a FAQ item or its own 'Ible?

Other variations include asking a question about something local, and then not specifying where they are, or even listing it in their profile.  ("Where can I buy" questions are a cousin of this one.)

The good old fashioned "Can someone do a whole lot of work making something for me?  I really want it."

And of course the near daily occurrence of someone asking a question about an Instructable and not mentioning what Instructable it is.  (Though maybe this one could be solved with a UI change or something.)

RavingMadStudios (author)  lemonie7 years ago
You are, without question, "da man".
And other expressions of appreciation that were popular in the late 90's, too.
Pop in there and give us one - I want it to be done.

L
RavingMadStudios (author)  lemonie7 years ago

You got it. Concise instructions for how to go to the store and buy a stinkin' video cable have now been added. Hopefully, more substantial content will be forthcoming soon.

That's very good. Would you add a little note that different signal formats cannot be converted by simply splicing wires? (I don't want to interfere with it myself). And I'll finish the LED one at some point...

L
Kiteman7 years ago
An easier fix is to make text of the question box include an invitation to search the answers before posting your own.
I thought at one time we were able to search (in the normal search box) for posts....I don't see that anymore....is that a lost function? 
When you do a search, it searches everything.

The results can then be narrowed down to "Answers" with a drop-down menu, such as this example search for "hat".
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