I don't have a perfect solution, but I think we should encourage people to use more jsfiddle and images. With respect to the former, this is especially so with new users who ask questions like this. For me to test this, I have to go to jsfiddle and set up a whole html environment with a canvas. It's not mission impossible, but it's something that would be easier for the OP to have done in the first place.

Also, I find questions with pictures are somewhat more attractive/useful:


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Your questions should stand alone, without linking to transient off-site resources which may eventually go away and leave your post broken. We shouldn't be encouraging their use; Questions which degrade into a series of revisions to a jsfiddle are useless and should be closed as too localized.

  • I agree that does quite often happen with both jsfiddle and images, but it' equally frustrating when someone shows one line and asks why their whole code breaks down.
    – puk
    Jan 11, 2012 at 5:42
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    The solution is that people should post their code on Stack Overflow (appropriately cut down to the bare essentials), and then (optionally) also link to a jsfiddle - if they want to save answerers time and thereby maximise their chances of getting an answer.
    – Benjol
    Jan 11, 2012 at 6:42
  • sscce.org
    – user1228
    Jan 11, 2012 at 14:44

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