Creating a tag notification warning for the identification-request tag was suggested as a measure to reduce the number of bad quality "identify my rock" questions. I think that is indeed a good idea, but as a community we have to come up with a text for this warning message. This is what I suggest:
Looks like you are asking for help to identify a rock, and you are in the right place.
In your question you are required to include:
- A well-lit, sharp photo with a scale.
- A good description of the color, lustre, texture, strength and weight.
- A location of where the rock was found.
- And the hardness rating of your rock.
To learn more please visit our Guide for asking rock identification questions.
Note that if you fail to provide the information detailed above, the question will be closed, and if you fix it later it won't get as much attention as a new question, so make it right from the start!
Feel free to edit this questions to make the corrections you fell are necessary to the text, leave your comments about it below or suggest a different text.