I'd just like to know because I've seen those on new posts in my review queue attached to kind of "borderline" posts. If the fact that the pre-formatted paragraph is there indicates that a mod has already seen the post, I would be less inclined to flag the post. However, if those are automatically generated by the system, then a flag may be appropriate.

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Moderators do.

These "post notices" can be added to any post. The one you've observed is generally used when a post isn't quite bad enough to be immediately deleted, but is clearly borderline and may need a fair bit of work to be useful.

  • Good to know. If a mod has already seen the borderline post, I see no reason to flag unless I really have a burr up my butt about it. Thanks.
    – Jolenealaska Mod
    Dec 14, 2014 at 23:22
  • @Jolenealaska One thing to keep in mind is that we'll generally try to take the minimal sufficient action, e.g. a post notice instead of protecting the question. It's possible that'll turn out not to be enough, so if you see a question that looks like it's still getting a lot of bad answers even with the post notice, feel free to flag.
    – Cascabel Mod
    Dec 22, 2014 at 21:06

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