I noticed that many new users come to this website with the misconception that it would be a website would be a forum to post their personal opinion, not a Q&A site for posting factual answers.
The result is that we often get "answers" which don't actually answer the question but only state the authors personal opinion about the matter without giving any sources or references to back it up.
Such answers usually get flagged as "Not an answer" and subsequently deleted by moderators. But in order to guide these new users to become more constructive users in the future I am looking for a phrasing for a standard comment text we can post in this situation. The comment should:
- Explain that we only allow answers which actually answer the question
- Make clear that personal opinions should not be posted as answers
- Be polite
- Not discourage from further participation
- Preferably include one or two useful links to relevant meta-posts or pages from the help center
Can you suggest a standardized comment message in 500 characters or less which fits these criteria?