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Post notices aren't often seen, but when they are in the wild, appear below a post and either explain why it was locked or for the case of questions, what type of answers are needed.

Only moderators can add post notices. There are two main types.

Clarification on answers

These are seen on question as a warning or guide as to the type of content being asked or the type of qualitative answers wanted.

citation needed

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.

current event

Post is related to a rapidly changing event.

insufficient explanation

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer: please explain why you're recommending it as a solution. Answers that don't explain anything will be deleted. See Good Subjective, Bad Subjective for more information.

Post Lock

These are seen when a post is locked for any number of reasons. They may include:

Content dispute

This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta.

Historical significance

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. More info: FAQ.

Offtopic comments

This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat.

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