Ok. I searched first, and I read through a pile of the questions presented with similar titles to this one, but I just didn't spot one that seemed to ask what I'm asking now. It relates to this question in getting people to pay attention to How to Ask... and I'm sure that I'm not the only person who wants some way to get people to revise or update their question with more relevant information... because of the comments I see.
But there has got to be a better way to get people to clarify their questions, or include more relevant information. In some cases, I've put a comment in the question asking for more information minutes after they ask... they've got to get the notification, yet they ignore it. Yes, I realize that downvoting the question because it is unclear, or closing the question because it is to vague is not only an option but Standard Operating Procedure... but does that really help people looking for an answer?
I get it. There has to be a line between holding someone's hand throughout the whole process, and getting them to help themselves while we help them. Hell, I'm still a n00b here... I've not gotten my sea legs yet and I've never been known as a "people person". But is there some way of inserting a specific kind of notification... an intermediate step between a comment/answer and just closing the question... an addition to the flags that when a moderator sees it, they trip the notification to the user to add the requested information if they want an answer?
Not only how do you get people to pay attention to "How to Ask"... how do we get people to help us help them?
(Man, I don't know how to tag)