There have been several discussions over the years about requiring all posts to have a location tag, requiring all new users to specify their location in their profile, providing a prompt for a location tag on posts that have certain other tags that are known to be location-dependent (tax, pensions, etc) or similar.
- Should *all* questions that *depend-on* a country include a country tag?
- Suggestion: Require new users to include their country in user profile
- Can we add a suggestion to "Ask Question" to include your locality?
- Could a regional tag (or a new "international" tag) be made mandatory?
I feel as though recently there have been lots of posts tagged "credit score" that are not also tagged with a location. I have commented on many of them asking the user to indicate where they are, but oftentimes they get answered with a US-based answer (which, to be fair, based on purely statistical probability is probably what the asker wanted) and then the OP never comes back to indicate where they actually are - leaving the question, and answer, untagged as to location and potentially confusing other non-US readers in the future.
Have we given up attempting to find a solution to these tagging issues? It may be my confirmation bias but I don't seem to notice the same issues occurring anything like as much these days with tax or other location-specific questions, despite the lack of any actual concrete solution having been implemented.
Would it be worth editing the tag-tooltips for these tags to prominently note "SPECIFY YOUR LOCATION" or similar?