I have been using some post notices lately, especially with new users that are not aware of some standards like writing a longer answer with some explanation rather than a single line.

A user has helped me letting me know that some of these users did improve their answers, so that I could remove the notice.

I'd like this to happen automatically. I mean, the system could warn me when there is a change in order to make things happen faster. This way, I could remove the post notice as soon as it's possible without manually checking all of the answers that I added the notice to. Of course, even if the system tells me it's back to a good quality standard, I'd still check the answer. I just think that it would come in handy to have a virtual help.

I'm not sure how we could do this, but a way could be to use the answer score? Since a low answer score triggers an automatic flag for low-quality content, why not use the same thing for this feature? If the score rises, the system would send me a notification saying that the answer has been improved since the post notice. I don't know if there would be a better way to do this, the developers will know better than me on this.

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    I'd rather base it on a substantial edit myself. Part of the reason I leave those notes is to discourage "I agree with this so I'll upvote it!" style behavior, which can certainly still happen with a post notice around
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 13, 2012 at 12:03
  • Post notices are a result of questions that tend to attract, or are attracting one-liner answers. They shouldn't need to be removed if the question didn't change.
    – user102937
    Jun 14, 2012 at 15:13
  • @RobertHarvey That's not necessarily true. Some new users really write a single line but other answers are fine. This means that better answers are indeed possible. In any case, my request wouldn't remove my "judgement" over questions as well. :D
    – Alenanno
    Jun 14, 2012 at 15:14
  • So you're putting the post notice on answers? I see. I don't do that; I delete the answer and put the post notice on the question.
    – user102937
    Jun 14, 2012 at 15:15
  • Yes I use it on answers. You think questions are always guilty when you see one-line answers?
    – Alenanno
    Jun 14, 2012 at 15:17
  • Not if it's just someone posting a bad answer. But some questions are characteristically bikeshed. I don't bother with post notices for people who are just posting lazy answers.
    – user102937
    Jun 14, 2012 at 15:18

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You can see all the posts with notices on your site.

The link is of the form:


So for Stack Overflow you want https://stackoverflow.com/annotated-posts?tab=noticed

For Programmers you want https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/annotated-posts?tab=noticed

  • I try to look through these every month or so and burn the ones that haven't improved and removed it from the ones that no longer need it
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 17, 2012 at 14:35
  • Thanks Chris. I'd like this to be automatic though; hence my feature-request. Until then I'll use your solution. :)
    – Alenanno
    Oct 17, 2012 at 16:39
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    @Alenanno - it was presented as a workaround.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 17, 2012 at 16:42

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