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Right now (and this has been going on for a very long time) the text says this:

Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community has decided to no longer support these questions. Please refer to this meta post for additional details.

The link leads to a meta post explaining why we decided to ban ID requests. And it's super long and nobody's got time to read it. Maybe it has some links to self-help, but I'm sure 99% of people who clicked it didn't find it. And I don't think anyone cares why we don't want to help them. The text is official and dry. That's bad close plaque text.

I propose this new text instead:

Identification questions are no longer allowed on this site since April 2016.

But you can identify it yourself with our list of self-help tips and tricks on how to identify anime, manga and merchandise.

Of course, we'll need to actually compile those links in a convenient user-friendly self-help meta post.

What do you think?

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