Is it possible to block to ask a question for a beginner who has not take the Tour?

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    $\begingroup$ The only indicator that someone has "taken" the tour is the Informed badge. However, someone who has the badge does not always mean that they have really read the tour (they can just scroll to the bottom, just like EULA dialog box). $\endgroup$ – Andrew T. Mar 14 '19 at 6:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, they should stay there at least 5 minut to really read it. That could be arranged? $\endgroup$ – Aqua Mar 14 '19 at 7:08
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    $\begingroup$ I assume it'd be technically possible, but first that would be arguably annoying and second people that don't want to read it won't read it anyway. We have the page I linked, there is a check box and people confirm that they will keep some advice in mind. Then they don't, at all, and claim to be completely confused what happens. $\endgroup$ – quid Mod Mar 14 '19 at 7:52
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    $\begingroup$ I think we need a way to set alerts for keywords based on new users. I just found out yesterday that one student of mine asked all his assignment questions on here without even attempting them first. Luckily, only one question was fully answered for him by someone, said person was then scolded by the rest of the community for doing someone's homework for them. That said, a feature that does prevent homework type questions from new members would be very useful. $\endgroup$ – Kendall Mar 17 '19 at 10:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Ken: The easiest way is to make all not-in-class assignments have zero contribution to the final grade. Suddenly the cheating is eliminated, and the lousy questions here don't show up. Of course, I also think heavier penalty should be given to those who ask poor questions, and to those who answer them, but so far too few users here care about site quality. $\endgroup$ – user21820 Mar 24 '19 at 6:43
  • $\begingroup$ @MariaMazur: Why are you answering extremely poor questions like this one instead of educating the new users? $\endgroup$ – user21820 Mar 24 '19 at 6:46
  • $\begingroup$ @user21820 Why, she/he has an informed badge. That is my issue. There are thousands of them dont have it. $\endgroup$ – Aqua Mar 24 '19 at 7:48
  • $\begingroup$ You're evading my question. You chose to answer an extremely poor question, instead of pointing them to the how-to-ask page (which the asker obviously did not follow) and closing the question. $\endgroup$ – user21820 Mar 24 '19 at 8:11
  • $\begingroup$ Why don't you write it as another question in another thread. That is completly different question than this one here. Who are you to call me out? @user21820 $\endgroup$ – Aqua Mar 24 '19 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ I mention it simply because it's contradictory to your apparent intention in this thread. $\endgroup$ – user21820 Mar 24 '19 at 8:57
  • $\begingroup$ @user21820 The only problem with that scenario is that the students don't do any work at all. They are extremely lazy, as evident with them not even doing the assignments themselves. $\endgroup$ – Kendall Apr 4 '19 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Ken: Why is that a problem? There's no need to make good students do homework, and there's no reason to let bad students pass the course. Lazy people will generally continue to be lazy in real jobs with real consequences for other people, and I sure don't want to become a victim of shoddy work in real life. $\endgroup$ – user21820 Apr 4 '19 at 13:18

We already do this more-or-less. It's not strictly the Tour but we show this page https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask/advice which even has a check-box.

For reference, a link to the post (feature request) where this was introduced: Show “how to ask” advice before a new user asks a question.


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