# Revising the “insufficient explanation” post notice

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.

Possibly relevant Meta posts:

• FYI: I did also apply this post notice to this revision of an answer: codereview.stackexchange.com/revisions/117387/1 – Simon Forsberg Jan 21 '16 at 7:51
• It might also be relevant to provide a link to a canon meta question describing how to write a good answer, if that's possible. Especially considering the help center is pretty standard across all sites, the answering information there is..lackluster. – Raystafarian Jan 26 '16 at 15:25

We are looking for answers that provide insightful observations about the code in the question. Answers that consist of independent solutions with no justification do not constitute a code review, and may be removed.

A mod notice might be a little more like an order than a request, so the please might be removable.