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(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.)

StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid common mistakes in the tag they're using (e.g. SQL questions should mention the engine they use).

Here's what they look like:

tag warning

I think CV could benefit from these tag warnings, and I'll self-answer with a proposal for an tag warning.

Do y'all have other tags and warning proposals? Warnings can include links and basic HTML formatting. Please post below and upvote/downvote.

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Proposed tag warning

If your question is of the following type: "How do I do X in R?", then CrossValidated is not the best place to ask. Here is a list of support resources for this kind of question.

CrossValidated is a good fit if your question is of this type: "What model is appropriate here? (Pointers to R packages would be appreciated.)"

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  • $\begingroup$ +1, FWIW, I would re-order the phrases: If your question is of the following type: "How do I do X in R?", then CrossValidated is not the best place to ask. Here is a list of support resources for this kind of question. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Aug 18 '15 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ @gung: thanks, that does sound better. I changed it around. $\endgroup$ – Stephan Kolassa Aug 19 '15 at 6:25
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    $\begingroup$ I have a concern that we may end up defining ourselves away from the current guidelines in the on topic help, which don't quite go so far as saying this. In particular the on-topic help outlines explicit circumstances in which it might be on topic to post something like that here. $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Aug 19 '15 at 9:07

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