While reviewing first posts and low quality posts, I come across images liked the following way too often:
And this should come as no surprise, as this is the default text inserted for new users (who can't inline images). This post from 2011 talks about a similar situation with inlined images, where the alt text is "enter image description here" (but nothing has been done about it since).
This situation makes for some truly low quality posts. Shouldn't the site at least try to prevent this from happening?
Two fixes immediately come to mind which sound rather trivial to implement:
Show users a warning dialog or prevent them from posting if the following regex matches any part of their question:
\[enter image description here\]\[[0-9]*\]
As suggested here in 2014: Ask users for an image description when they insert an image.
Maybe after 7 years of dealing with this situation it is time to implement a fix for the problem?