This site keep receiving questions asking for help to identify Chinese characters. Example:
- Could someone please translate this small writting for me?
- Do the four Chinese symbols in the bottom-left corner of a Samsung battery mean manufacturing date?
- What is written in this satellite photograph?
I think these questions are too specific to be useful to anyone learning Chinese on this site. And having too many of such questions will reduce answerers to mere CAPTCHA solvers. It would be good if we can have an off-topic close option specifically for character identification as this is not the same as asking for a translation.
A link to Google translate and an instruction to teach users how to use the handwriting input option or to count strokes and lookup a character by its radical can be useful to reduce the quantity of such questions which adds little to no value for the site.
Just to clarify, I am not proposing to close all such questions as the decision still lies within the community. There will always be some exceptions such as in the case of seal script.