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It seems like a lot of the low-quality posts are simply really short answers that would be fine if they explained why and how. Although it's easy enough to write a comment, it would be better if a template for this already existed, preferably one that's close to the mod notice for insufficient explanation.

The full mod post notice reads:

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.

What I have posted as a comment in the review section:

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.

The mod message that Yannis is referring to in his comment, the "citation needed" notice reads, in full:

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.

I would recommend a comment closer to below, since references to "article" don't make sense to me:

This post does not cite any references or sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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    Insufficient explanation. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Oct 16 '12 at 17:57
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    Perhaps you should add the text of the post notice here, for everyone (and especially non mods) to get a better idea of what you are talking about. And, I'd like to see the "citation-needed" as a canned review comment as well... – yannis Oct 16 '12 at 17:58
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    @YannisRizos I've added the full mod notice, as well as what I've added as a comment a couple of times. I even added your citation notice comment. – Thomas Owens Oct 16 '12 at 18:03
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    Isn't that a message that's used on Wikipedia? I don't see a whole lot of things getting deleted on SO/SE just for being unsourced. – Pops Oct 16 '12 at 18:08
  • @PopularDemand It actually looks like a Wikipedia message, but it's a valid moderator notice that can be applied to questions or answers. And technically, it's true - you're supposed to back up claims with either experiences that demonstrate them or with (hopefully reputable) sources. – Thomas Owens Oct 16 '12 at 18:11
  • @PopularDemand Perhaps not on SO, but (for example) unsourced answers on Skeptics don't survive for long. – yannis Oct 16 '12 at 18:25
  • @YannisRizos Skeptics isn't a great example to use here. Facts are their whole deal. – Pops Oct 16 '12 at 19:19
  • @ThomasOwens yeah, ideally, but it doesn't seem to happen in practice. I vaguely remember getting into an argument with Robert Cartaino about this once. I was the one saying that unsourced things shouldn't be allowed, and I got overruled. – Pops Oct 16 '12 at 19:20
  • @PopularDemand Well we use the post notices often on Programmers as well. – yannis Oct 16 '12 at 19:22

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