As there is now the possibility of adding a note to a question, should not be there a note for questions that have been asked in the past, and that would be closed, if asked nowadays?

For example, the following note appears in some questions on Stack Overflow:

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. More info: FAQ.

The alternative is to close those questions that are now considered off-topic, or that would be closed for any other reason. If there are questions that we think worth being on EL&U, we should consider adding such note.

For a list of possible candidates, you can search them using this search: is:question answers:20 wiki:1 closed:0.

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The SE platform does allow moderators to add such a note (e.g. What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?), so if you see any questions that you think deserve this post notice, please flag them.

(N.B. The post notice is automatically attached to a lock).

That said, only posts which:

  • are of fairly high quality
  • have good answers
  • are relatively popular (determined either by views or votes)

will be considered for this post notice. If a post does not meet these criteria, the question will simply be closed.

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