Today I saw a question flagged with Post is related to a rapidly changing event, which I've never seen before and I liked very much.

What's the story? Who can flag it? only moderators? and what will happen to these questions? anything special we should know?



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Yes, it's a post notice that moderators can put on a question / answer. The idea is to give heads-up to visitors that information contained therein may change over a short period of time.

Naturally, any answer can change in correctness over time, but with things such as safety in a country due to civil unrest et al I felt it was a good use of the post notice to notify viewers of the situation.

PS - It's not a flag, it's a post notice.

  • I think you should be using this post notice more and more.. many questions fit under this category (rapidly changing). I wished if there is a way that users can vote for such a notice. Aug 29, 2013 at 14:16
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    Indeed, I only recently noticed this option. If you feel a post should have a notice, flag it / ping me in chat! Aug 29, 2013 at 14:36
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    For anyone wondering about the SE jargon term "post notice" I can't find any glossary or article specifically on the term. The best I can find is an old blog entry: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/09/bounty-reasons-and-post-notices Aug 30, 2013 at 5:40

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