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This is one of those areas where a topic breaks the model a bit. For questions, we have essentially two axes for voting: Closing a question - possible even if highly upvoted - makes it eligible for deletion and prevents answers from being posted, providing strong encouragement for improvement. For answers though, there's only one axis: useful / useless. ...


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I agree with this answer, and have some things to add. Post notices are not band-aids over weak questions: A question doesn't get a free pass just because somebody used a particular phrase in the title or a particular tag. Questions still have to be on-topic, appropriately-scoped, and clear. If they aren't, we need to fix them or put them on hold until ...


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Each question should be judged on its own merits. Seriously. Personally, I very often feel that the "anatomically correct" questions are poor. They are often both underspecified and broad. The titles very rarely actually summarize the question, so it's hard to know when clicking on the question title what you're about to see. (It doesn't really help in my ...


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The actual problem here is that this isn't a bug. The post notice comes up when a moderator sees that a question has the hard-science tag, and adds the post notice manually to the question and any answers that don't meet the requirements of the tag (it shows up in the revision history). As far as I can tell, I'm often the one who does this, just because I ...


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Yes, this is a good idea. A notice like this will help all users understand our Christmas tradition and avoid Santa-related questions ending up in the VTC queue.


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No, we don't need this. This will likely be more work than its worth and wouldn't stop new users from adding Santa questions to the VTC queues anyway.


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