# Suggested tag: keep it short and simple

Given that this site is now beta, open to all comers, some participants apparently want a simple, if not quite accurate, answer to their questions. A "keep it short and simple" tag will help experts tone their answers down to a level comprehensible to the questioner.

But not ELI5, please. (ELI5: A nonsense concept at reddit where people ask complex questions and expect someone to "explain like I'm five".) If this site aims to explain space exploration to five year olds I'm outa here. "Keep it short and simple" to me means writing answers such that a smart teenager could comprehend them. Writing a detailed, expert-level answer to someone who wants an ELI16 answer is a waste of my time and doesn't help the questioner.

I guess what I'm saying is that it'll be hard to enforce quality, if this enforcement is only expected off a few individuals (likely site moderators that we're eventually required to act on it, but should ideally do as little as possible with so-called "mod-hammers"). On sites that I often review posts and I'm not a mod, I noticed that a well placed and informative comment (say, using [Help], [About], [Meta], [Ask],... comment shorthands to point to places where requirements are better documented) often helps and my comments and close votes are less frequently challenged. When other reviewers agree with me (be it also cast a close vote, upvote the comment asking for clarification, or otherwise imply they share my views), it's even less frequent that I have to later excuse myself. And when the questions themselves are finally edited, they land in the reopen review queue automatically, and can be reopened if all the issues with them have been resolved and reviewers agree they can be answered. So voting as a "regular member" is actually easier, I often miss that ability here, and should be done more frequently and by more of our members than it currently is. And once we'll get a steady number of active reviewers, it'll be even easier on all of us.
For example, How do I ask a good question? and How do I write a good answer? sections of our Help Center (comment shorthands [Ask] and [Answer]) explain it well enough what we expect of contributions on our website. Insist on our qualitative requirements, communicate them to those that might need it, and please don't ever lower your own standards. And if you need help in trying to improve contributions, don't hesitate to ask for it from our community. Our main chat room would be a good place to do that, or use custom flags on posts that require moderator's attention.