A request for consideration and implementing the following...
As you know, the new-to-the-forum user must achieve badges to post a new topic, but is only requested to follow a few dozen "how-to" threads.
My suggestion is for new users to earn a "full posting privileges" badge by being re-directed to post in a pre-formatted page (similar to a "contact support" page on any technical web site) with three clearly defined blocks reading: (1) "TYPE/PASTE YOUR QUESTION HERE" followed by a second block, (2) "PASTE YOUR SKETCH/CODE HERE" which is already in <code> mode, and through web-page-coding, the new user's code is IDE-style formatted, and the third block, (3) "UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN/DRAWING HERE" and this re-direct would continue until the new user earned a "full posting privs" badge.
This would nearly eliminate all the requests for posting code, requests for formatting the code, and requests for reading "how to post"... and further clear the category fora for questions at the top, rather than the litany of sticky posts, the quantity of which sees the new user is most likely to ignore them, rather than read through them. Sort of, "can't see the trees because the forest is in my way." (just posting this text brings up endless "sticky" posts on the "Your topic is similar to..." section to the right of the "Create" block.)
"Suggestions encouraged" because it will effect all users.
I am just looking for a way to save everyone time and energy, while achieving the same results as the current forum. I would like to see the new user begin posting in an acceptable manner.
If anyone knows how to flag and forward this, and to whom, please, pass this along.