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Add a message when posting to old questions with more than N answers

I've seen a moderator add a message showing:

Moderator Message

This question already has 60+ answers. Therefore, please consider whether your answer is going to provide anything new. Please take a moment to review all the answers before posting.

I guess it would be nice to have something like this automated — even for fewer answers: I would suggest 7 (because of human-brain choice paralysis).

Is there any chance to get this implemented?

  • there is - when you're viewing question with 60+ answers "consider answering box" is shown - it says something like: There are 60+ answers - please answer only if ... Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 12:37
  • programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/1599/… I guess it works only for non-wiki questions, or maybe it's manually added moderator message - in that case I think it would be very useful to have something like that automated... Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 12:55
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    This is something I add manually when an old(ish) question with lots of answers gets new ones. I wish I didn't have to, but there you go.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 13:23
  • How adding the suggestion here? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86576/…
    – Yi Jiang
    Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 14:17
  • @Arjan - that is true. I went back to double check and saw it was still getting answers - hence the locking. I'll sort it out.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 18:52

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Maybe it could even explain how to search within a single question then. And maybe it can use the nice slide up warning right above the answer box, when that gets focus, just like for <100 rep answerers.

  • edited to feature request with quoted example Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 13:03

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