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New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow

New Post Notices have been launched network-wide. Please post all new feedback, bugs and feature requests to the new announcement post. As has been previously announced, we have been working for some ...
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Alert users when a notice is added to their post

Moderators have the ability to add notices to a post if something needs to be addressed. For example: These are handy, but don't notify the owner of the post they're applied to, so there's almost no ...
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Automatic insertion of dupe-banner after just one close vote is vulnerable to abuse

I see that the "close as duplicate" feature continues to undergo changes. Unfortunately, I must report negatively on this newest one. This time, it's that a banner is added to a question as soon as ...
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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Remove the suggestion to post a new question from the closed questions post notices

Some user posted a question on IPS twice the past 2 days, and then was rude about the closure of both and the request to edit instead of reposting a slightly recomposed version with the same ...
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
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What are these notices above my post?

My post has been marked with an informational notice in a box above it. What should I do about this? Who attaches notices to posts? What kinds of notices are available? What should I do if I think a ...
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Improving the System to Deal with Bad Answers

When someone asks a bad question, the closed question system is designed to have three goals: Prevent bad questions from causing harm as-is Allow time for editing/improvement of the question Auto-...
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Stack Exchange still uses Wikipedia's Citation Needed text

Currently, the wording for the citation needed moderator notice is: This post does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. ...
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Support for banners?

It would be very useful and possibly necessary on our site to have support for banners to apply on questions and answers. This would help the questions and answer to get proper attention and editing ...
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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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Please improve the post annotations

A couple of the post notices could really use some improvements in the copy: citation needed This post does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to ...
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What does the “Current event” post notice mean?

The recently introduced "Current event" post notice feels incomplete: At the very least, it needs a period at the end to complete the sentence. Aside from that, what is a future visitor of ...
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Move position of post notices on answers

Back in September last year, Stack Exchange implemented Post Notices (a.k.a. banners or "moderator comments"). They were in a response to requests from Skeptics.SE, and were originally expected to be ...
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Request for a new post notice for The Workplace: “sensitive topic / be nice”

At The Workplace we often get issues where people need to deal with issues that are controversial or the issues are sensitive to certain people. These questions often result in storms of comments that ...
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What is a better way to mark answers as obsolete? [duplicate]

Answers sometimes become obsolete. New solutions arise that were not technically feasible at the time that the question was originally posed. People decide that the old way of doing things is no ...
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What about site-specific post notices?

Now that we have site-specific custom close reasons, it got me thinking: why not make post notices customizable to each site as well? It's already known that the existing "citation needed" and "...
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Description in post merge notice should have a sentence cap like every other post notice description

Currently, the descriptions under closed/locked/protected/bounty notices are in proper sentence case: closed as noise or pointless by Jeff Atwood♦ just now This question does not add anything useful; ...
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Protected question notice is confusing and incorrect, especially to users with the association bonus

The new notice for protected questions looks like this: Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity. ...
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Alert a moderator when an answer is improved after a post notice

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 ...
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Please replace “above” with “below” in the Controversial Post Notice

Currently, the text of Controversial Post Notice says, Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may use answers ONLY to provide a solution to the specific ...
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“Submit” is not an answer to the question “Does this answer your question?”

"Submit" is not an answer to the question "Some community members have suggested a similar question that may solve your problem. Does this answer your question?" Screenshot from Google Chrome on ...
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Where's the bump notice?

Does anyone remember this? Bumped to the homepage by Community♦ 2 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed. ...
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Post banners missing

Previously - posts that were a mix of closed, deleted or locked use to show at least two of those banners - however, now it only seems to show one. If a post is closed and deleted (doing a search for ...
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This lock notice about collaborative effort is partly misleading

This question is locked with the following notice: This question and answer are a collaborative effort: if you see something that can be improved, edit it! Except that while the answer can be ...
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How rare should post notices be?

Moderators can add post notices for posts that are unsourced, refer to current events, or are insufficiently explained. (This last links to "good subjective, bad subjective".) On a healthy site, ...
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What is the dispute surrounding my 2018 chat suspension question?

My old question How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)? from September 2018 has, within the last hour, been locked, unlocked, locked, unlocked, and then ...
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In which order are delete voters shown?

When a post is deleted, a banner is shown indicating which users voted to delete the post: What determines the order in which these users are shown? Often, it seems to be a chronological order (like ...
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A better “insufficient explanation” post notice

While answering this, I realized that the "insufficient explanation" post notice had potential to be quite useful on sites like MO, Physics, Chem (possibly Math, Bio, CogSci, and the other science ...
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“This question exists because it has historical significance”…uhh, that's great, but that's an answer [closed]

While visiting one of the most impressive pilgrimage sites in the holy lands, I noticed a lost banner floating beneath one of the most awesome answers of all times. So, is it supposed to float ...
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Do the new top-level close reasons have the same scope as the old ones?

As part of the rollout of the new post notices, changes were made to three of the top-level close reasons: Unclear what you're asking has become Needs details or clarity. Too broad has become Needs ...
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Post was closed before it even existed

I would like to report a bug. This post was apparently closed 2 years ago, but it has only existed for 1 year and 3 months. See a screenshot of the problem below.
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Better handling of locked questions and answers

There are a fair amount of locked questions and answers on StackOverflow. Trouble is, when visiting these questions and answers it is really easy to see whodunit, but often tricky to figure out why. ...
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When is the “Edit question” button shown on close notices?

I noticed now that on closed questions, a new button called "Edit question" shows up: The button also shows for logged-out users, except it's titled "Improve this question": No ...
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Can we have a permanent bye to “on-hold”?

Whenever I click on "Close" button to cast a close vote on an already loaded page of a closed question when it wasn't closed, this dialog appears: But since the redesign of post notices, "on-hold" ...
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Hide notice for migrated questions after 30 days

When a question is migrated from another site, a stub is temporarily left on the original site before being automatically deleted after 30 days. (See What is migration and how does it work?) While ...
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“Comments only” lock notice on closed questions mistakenly says that question is still accepting answers

When a question has a "comments-only" lock, the following notice is displayed on top of the question: Locked for X days. Comments on this question have been disabled, but it is still ...
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Allow high-reputation users to add post notices (perhaps as a 30k privilege?)

Post notices are a good way for moderators to help encourage better content. However, since these notices do not directly alter the state of a question or answer, can we allow experienced users to ...
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Annotated posts page has empty HTML <title>

https://stackoverflow.com/annotated-posts The page source has an empty HTML title <title></title> So the page shows up in my browser with the page URL as the title which looks messy and ...
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What is the difference between exact duplicate and just duplicate?

The questions Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? and Meta Meta Privilege were both marked as duplicates. However, one of them has a different "marked as ...
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'Thanks for submitting an edit' banner is missing a period

When you submit a suggested edit, the following notice is shown: Thanks for submitting an edit. It is only visible to you until it’s been approved by trusted community members (the word 'approved' ...
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Close reason banner not displayed to low-reputation post author [closed]

Over at Physics we have a new user whose first interaction with the site was to post an interesting but off-topic question. They were savvy enough to ask about it on Meta, but not to follow the ...
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Add notice contents to the timeline

Bounties are listed in the timeline now, but not the bounty message. Bounty messages are posted as notices, and moderators can post other notices too. I've had to remove a bounty from a question ...
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Moderator Notices should be more Flexible/Prominent

This question arises from the following Meta post on Code Review: Should I cast a VLQ flag on an answer that has a moderator notice on it? Two of the questions I posed there, were: Should the "...
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Allow Post Notices to be Community-Customized Like Off-Topic Close Reasons on SE Network Sites [duplicate]

In their infinite wisdom, SE made it possible for each community to pick its own off-topic close reasons, recognizing that not every community has the same guidelines. The same wisdom should be ...
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What is the meaning of “Notice added Redditted by …”?

I was going through the Revisions of a particular question and one of the events mentioned: Notice added Redditted by Shog9♦ See the image for yourself: What does this particular notice mean? ...
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When are multiple closure reasons provided in the post notice?

I noticed in this recently closed question that there are multiple close reasons presented. Here's a screenshot of the post notice: From my understanding, only one close reason is selected when ...
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Why is an answer only an “answer” if it was deleted from review?

With the new post notices showing above posts, I am noticing an interesting discrepancy. As a user with 10,000 reputation on some sites I can see deleted answers, and they now are accompanied by a ...
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“(0 answers)” shows up as “( answers)” in new duplicate post notice

This question of mine was voted to be closed as a duplicate, and I received a banner at the top asking Does this answer your question? Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms ( answers) I presume ...
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Typo in the “honeypot question” post notice text

The "honeypot question" post notice contains a typo: It should say "why you're recommending it as a solution" instead.