As common with a lot of other SE sites we have a lot of newcomers posting questions and comments as answers to existing questions. Before deleting these posts I usually comment the following for them to notice:

Hi and welcome to expats.SE! Please note that this is a Questions&Answers site and not a forum, and this doesn't provide an answer. You can search for similar questions, or refer to the related and linked questions on the right-hand side of the page to find an answer. If you have a related but different question, ask a new question, and include a link to this one to help provide context. See: Ask questions, get answers, no distractions

I was wondering if this standard notice can be made a bit more helpful and/or welcoming to newcomers, in order to make them - hopefully - stay on the site.

  • Reads well to me. It happens so much on travel that it's usually just a 'please don't post a question in the box labelled 'answer'.
    – Mark Mayo
    Oct 29, 2018 at 22:44


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