Would it be possible and desirable to have some automatic prompt for visa-related questions (determined either by use of the visas tag, or just the word visa in the text) reminding question askers to please include their citienship/nationality in the question? It's relevant the vast majority of the time, yet many question askers neglect to include this key information.

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    +1, I have seen this a lot. Any ideas why people do not include their nationality?
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 11:57
  • @GayotFow most often they seem to expect us to just know. Not thinking about this being an international website I guess. Other than that forgetfulness, not thinking it matters, etc.
    – CMaster
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 11:59
  • A feature request can get political and time consuming. Alternatively, would it be helpful to compose a question/answer pair like "what information do I need in order to get a high quality answer?" And then start dropping the link in comments to each OP.
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 3:02
  • A simple overlay alert like put your passport nationality in question could be done when the person clicks submit. Then on the second submit, a checkbox could be revealed that says 'I mentioned nationality already'
    – Jon Grah
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 6:02

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In meta sites, you have to add one of the following tags: , , . That's a start..

If SE team can make it mandatory to have a with some selected tags, such as , , etc.. this would be awesome, it does not have to be a hard rule, it can be a message where the user has to click OK or something.

I do not know if this is technically possible, does SE have an audit logic which can be customized for each site? not sure.

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    Yes, I think it should be a prompt (whether pop-up or just a note appearing somewhere), not an actual barrier to posting.
    – CMaster
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 13:41
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    It would have to be a prompt, because there are only 36 xyz-citizens tags currently and many of the people who need this prompt wouldn't have the rep to create a new one. Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 21:08
  • @peter good point! Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 22:47

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