I've noticed quite a few questions where I'd be very uncomfortable driving anywhere near the question asker, as they clearly have a very serious issue that affects the way their vehicle steers, brakes or is otherwise controlled

Should we implement a tag which can be applied (I'm thinking something like the "Protected" tag) that should immediately flag to any non-mechanically minded types that the defect is dangerous and to seek qualified assistance?

  • note - I'm thinking both for the wellbeing of the question answerer and anyone who comes across it here.
    – Miller86
    Mar 29, 2016 at 14:06

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I don't disagree with the intent of your idea but I tend to say what you're suggesting right in the tl;dr at the top of the post.

A tag is a different featured, focused on filtering and searching. I'd prefer not to have people searching our site for dangerous ideas (but that's just me... ;-).

  • Agree. I think if an answerer needs to specify to the OP the danger. That can be done with bold and/or large text. A tag is the wrong way to go here. Mar 29, 2016 at 23:55

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