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Currently, the wording for the citation needed moderator notice is:

This post does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

"Article", to me, sounds wrong. On a Q&A site rather than an encyclopaedia should this not read:

This post does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this post by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Or even specific for question/answer (though as the notice can be applied to both a little more work would be necessary to implement this).


Image to prove I'm not tripping xD

Link to the notice applied to a post.

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Um, is that not Wikipedia's "citation needed" notice? Where on SO is this used? –  Pëkka Mar 10 '12 at 16:15
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@Pekka that's exactly what I thought. Example Here –  Rory Mar 10 '12 at 16:18
    
Hey, cool! When did that come up? –  Pëkka Mar 10 '12 at 16:20
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@Pekka: These tend to show up more on sites other than SO. e.g., Arqade is just fodder for people to make up guesses to questions with nothing to really back it up. It's been around for months AFAIK. –  Jeff Mercado Mar 10 '12 at 16:20
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@Pekka, they were requested by Skeptics.SE where answers must be referenced. They are used there frequently. –  Sam I Am Mar 10 '12 at 17:34
    
Is this something that a mod applies to a post, or is it based on heuristics/voting? –  todofixthis Mar 10 '12 at 19:48
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@Phoenix mods manually apply it :) –  Rory Mar 10 '12 at 19:53
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+1 I like your article –  ajax333221 Mar 11 '12 at 2:58

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Thanks for bringing this up. I cannot reproduce this wording in the current version of our sites, and so I have resolved this as .

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