This community has come to the conclusion that autograph identification questions are off topic. However, it seems like pretty much every time I check this site for new questions a highly disproportionate amount of them are off-topic autograph identification questions made by new users. Obviously, this is not ideal, and it would probably be a good idea to do something about it. I'm not sure what we could about it, perhaps when a new user asks a question containing certain words such as 'signed' or 'autograph' it will put up a warning that autograph identification questions are off-topic.
But I'm new to this site and have only been on the stack exchange network for around 8 months (still a while but less than a lot of folks), so what do I know?
Not a dupe, as one comment pointed out
The first suggested duplicate was an attempt to appropriately scope on-topic autograph identification questions. The second suggested duplicate is an attempt to provide a prompt that autograph identification questions are off-topic. In any case, this is an issue that has been well-documented, though a course of action hasn't been carried through ostensibly since there are several things that can be done (which include but is not limited to: provide a stock close reason for autograph identification questions, delete all autograph identification questions, ping the mod team to provide a prompt). – user16112
other suggestions people have had: Can we add "autograph identification" to the "Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here" list?