Whenever I see a new notification of some kind (e.g. 'no more than one @user can be notified'), there is a message of the notification and a close message.

Could we also have a link inside the 'dismiss' box to an explanation of what the notification is about; why there is such a policy? i.e. more info, as the 'dismiss' notification itself necessarily doesn't say much.

For instance, with the 'no more than one @user', the first time I saw that, it just irritated me and seems arbitrary and not very helpful (moreover, in my view an example of the various half-solutions to a SO-deisgn 'problem'.) If a link is provided I can go and read around it and understand what the policy is and why.

Otherwise I have to guess a question to ask on the relvant meta- site that may provide hints to the answer.

  • So you just want to insert a small link to information like this: How do comment @replies work??
    – Bart
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 10:03
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    Yes, something exactly of that form, relevant to the particular notification. Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 10:19


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