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It is as intended. The same message can apply to questions too, as a pre-emptive warning to anyone wanting to write an answer. Unfortunately, the question is rather old, and the rule that you must review the code wasn't strictly applied at the time. We're doing our best to raise the standards despite past mistakes.


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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.


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This is known as a post notice, and I was the one who posted this one. While I could've easily posted a comment to that user, I've decided to use a post notice to make the message more visible for others. I do not know if that particular answer was migrated from SO, though. If it was, that would be understandable. But it seemed out of place on CR as we ...


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Should any answer that has a Moderator Notice be flagged again? That's still okay to do. It'll make the community more aware of it via the review queue, and it'll leave more of a mark on the answer (it's not so easy keeping track of post notices). Applying a post notice is quicker and the moderator may not be monitoring the post closely for any changes. ...


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Classic auto-comments text from @200_success: You have presented an alternative solution, but haven't reviewed the code. Please explain your reasoning (how your solution works and how it improves upon the original) so that the author can learn from your thought process. A mod notice might be a little more like an order than a request, so the please might ...


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The warning seems to be intended for all incoming answers on that question. If you read it as such, I would not consider it a bug but a helpful message. Consider it the moderator version of one of the bounty notifications. Why is the bounty placed? Because the current answers aren't good enough. Speculation: At some point in time, a moderator encountered ...


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It can be used for both, but it's usually used for answers requiring certain improvements. A notice on a question will still generate an inbox notification seeking action, though the OP may not be able to act on it (unless the question can be improved in some way to change the way answers are posted). As for this particular question, I have decided to ...


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The following is my take on what happened. It's partially an attempt to answer the questions asked and partially for completeness sake. I was the one flagging the answer as VLQ after the moderator notice was already placed. Why? Because it was still lacking quality. It's up to the moderator to decide what to do with it, but I did what I thought I should be ...


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To set on stone my opinion: No, you shouldn't. The moderator(s) have already taken notice and there's not much they can do. (In that very particular case, the answer was useful to someone) Yes, there should be. Having that information ready will help to further reduce the spammy flags. If that information was available to everybody, the moderators' jobs ...


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