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Post notices are a good way for moderators to help encourage better content. However, since these notices do not directly alter the state of a question or answer, can we allow experienced users to add post notices? This can further encourage high-quality content, and is a feature that is not likely to be abused.

I personally see this as a 20k trusted user ability, but feel free to discuss the reputation threshold. In the unlikely event abuse occurs, a moderator can delete the notice in response to a flag(s), and we can control this by implementing a rate limit of, say, 2 hours (with a 5- or 10-minute grace period) for adding or removing post notices.

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I'm not convinced more post notices will fix much. – Flexo Aug 1 '12 at 20:01
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OK, so how do you get such a person to remove the notice when it no longer qualifies? – Nicol Bolas Aug 1 '12 at 20:26
    
Until this feature gets implemented, you could just flag the question so a moderator can add it for you – Ivo Flipse Aug 1 '12 at 20:57
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Post notices are very rare on Stack Overflow. Due to the nature of the questions and answers there, voting by the community is preferable, as any post requiring a post notice is almost certainly off-topic in some way. – Robert Harvey Aug 2 '12 at 0:00
    
Why not just add different formatting for comments, and make high rep comments less likely to be hidden when lots of comments are present! – Zoredache Aug 2 '12 at 3:31
    
@Zoredache: This is a more complicated solution than is necessary here, it would confuse users. – bwDraco Aug 2 '12 at 3:35
    
I've seen a lot of post notices on Super User though.. – ɥʇǝS May 13 '13 at 2:54
    
What problem does this solve? Are there too many items flagged for "add post notice" for our mods to keep up with? (Yes, that was sarcastic; I'm skeptical this solves a problem.) – djechlin May 13 '13 at 3:25
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I'd suggest it to be added as a new privilege for 30k+ or 50k+ users! – hjpotter92 May 13 '13 at 3:26

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