# Generic Response to Questions Without Evidence of Prior Search Effort

If the user asks question that shows no evidence of prior search/research effort you might use the following generic response (special thanks to Mark C. Wallace - mod from History.SE for allowing us to repurpose their generic answer).

Welcome to Economics:SE. Thank you for your question; please consider revising it to be more in line with our community expectations. Like many other stacks, [we expect questions to provide evidence of prior research](https://economics.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask). That helps us to understand the question, and avoids our repeating work you've already done. Our [help center](https://economics.stackexchange.com/help), and [other stacks](https://interpersonal.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3224/how-do-i-write-a-good-question) provide additional resources to assist with revisions.

Note to future mods: You can also consider using automatic post notice in appropriate situations.

• May I suggest combining all such generic responses into one single meta post? This is easier to search-copy-paste the relevant snippets. Meta.tex.sx has a similar system which I find pretty useful. Feb 22 at 18:02
• Also, making the responses into code (instead of quotes) would help preserve hyperlinks when copying. Feb 22 at 18:03
• @HerrK. I edited the relevant parts into code, I will also create one single meta post with all community responses in one meta post later this week
– 1muflon1 Mod
Feb 22 at 18:38