In preparation for the soon to be implemented change in the rep system, and the necessary global rep-recalc and the ensuing onslaught of WTF!?! Where did all my rep go?? questions that are bound to be asked. What is the best way to prevent dozens of duplicate questions here on MSO?
S Mark suggested in a comment to the original proposal to put up an alert bar on all the sites announcing the change. Jeff declined saying that it would just be an invitation to support requests.
I suggest toning it down a bit. How about an alert bar only here on meta?
It can be assumed that anyone on meta already knows about the changes and recalc and will just accept the notification and continue on their way. Any other SOFU users who come here for support will get the notification as the first then when they log into MSO and hopefully have their question answered immediately. Perhaps the bar could point to Jeff's original question proposing the idea or the blog post announcing it.
Is there a better way to handle the hordes of questions that are imminent?