Questions on EL&U frequently lack context in one form or other, whether to understand the intent of the question or to narrow the scope of answers sought. To counter this, we often refer users to rules and checklists, but it can help a lot to see good examples of what we have in mind. A good example is the recently-updated single-word-requests tag.
The phrase-requests tag doesn't provide any examples. I'd like propose the following question for that tag as a model question that we can refer users to:
Here are some reasons why it's a good question:
- the title clearly and concisely frames the question;
- there is good background information to understand the motivation of the question;
- research has been demonstrated;
- it notes several discarded options, together with why they weren't a good fit; and
- it provides a reasonable level of guidance on the qualities of an ideal answer.
I can just edit the tag myself, but I'm asking this meta question for two reasons. I wanted to highlight the question above - it deserved more than just a +1. I also wanted to seek consensus before effectively laying down the standard and model for the tag.
The question fits the OP's phrase-requests tag, but it could be a model answer more broadly. Perhaps it would be appropriate to link to the question on the How do I write a good answer? page as well. That page also has a lot of instructions and no examples.
Does the cited question sufficiently embody everything that EL&U wants in a question that it deserves a place as a canonical or model question on the help and/or tag information pages?