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While visiting one of the most impressive pilgrimage sites in the holy lands, I noticed a lost banner floating beneath one of the most awesome answers of all times.

A picture outlining stuff.

So, is it supposed to float underneath the answer, and if yes, is it supposed to say "question"?

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The notice means that particular post is exempt from SO quality standards. So being picky about the notice text is kind of redundant. –  mario Jan 27 '12 at 9:30
yeah it is a bug ... minor ... but still a bug –  waffles Jan 27 '12 at 10:41
@mario: Well, to be honest, I'm just trying to find stuff I can draw freehand circles, lines and arrows to. ;P –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 27 '12 at 10:44
@mario That is not what that banner means. No post is exempt from the quality standards of SO/Stack Exchange for any reason. That banner means "oops, we messed up by letting this exist at one time and if we did something we know you'll have our heads so we won't outright delete it". It's the only thing we can apply to answers right now. Questions should not be locked for historical purposes anymore, for questions "closed" is the new "lock for historical significance" (yes, closing a post locks it, but you get the point) to indicate that it is not appropriate for the site. –  casperOne Jan 27 '12 at 13:00
Can we get a mod to unlock that answer again? –  bkaid Jan 27 '12 at 15:58
For what it's worth, this was previously closed as a dupe of The historical significance lock reason on answers still references "this question" (which is now deleted) –  Pops Mar 5 at 16:16

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It's not really a bug, a moderator added that notice to the answer, and not to the question. You can see that in the post history of the answer. Though you're right that the notice probably should be added to the question instead.

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Arrrr...I didn't even look into the post history. Guess that turns it into a "pluralization" bug...well, without the pluralization, just with a question/answer mix up...I wonder if Jeff also has giant Qs and As for that... –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 27 '12 at 9:02
See my comment on the question, "locked for historical" significance should not be used anymore, "close" (which has the effect of lock) should be used to indicate the content is not appropriate. –  casperOne Jan 27 '12 at 13:01

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