On Code Review, "code dump" answers are not allowed. When an answer contains just code, moderators will often put the following warning notice on it:
We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.
We occasionally review such annotated posts, and if no explanation has been added after a while, we delete them.
However, that wording, which is a generic message for all Stack Exchange sites (originally intended for Skeptics), is problematic. The answers that we need to annotate are problematic not because they are short or because they lack citations. Rather, we need to enforce that answers aren't just a code dump (alternate independent implementation with no bearing on the code in the question, and no justification for a complete rewrite). And when trying to get the point across to an aggravated user, having precisely correct wording matters.
What is a good short message to explain what kinds of answers are considered acceptable Code Review answers?
Possibly relevant Meta posts:
- Frequently posted comments
- Short answers and code-only answers
- "We are looking for long answers ..." on a question (It would be nice if we could use the same notice as a pre-emptive warning.)