I find myself sometimes in the situation where I would like to comment on a new user's answer, how the site works and why their answer is downvoted. Do we have a default template for that or does somebody have a custom text they could recommend?

Edit: With the respect to the apparent duplicate, let me clarify, that this is not a default welcoming that I want to paste for every new user. The intent was rather to have a response to give to new users who clearly struggle to understand how this site works. For example, answering a question in a bulletin-board style (raising other questions or providing (amusing) anecdote that doesn't answer the question).

I think this is substantially different from the question How should we reach out to new users? and should be reflected in the answers.

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    Is this just for your personal use, or are you looking for something that the site could use as a whole (by choice, of course)? Jan 12, 2015 at 20:30
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    @Slytherincess: Why does it have to be either/or? I was first and foremost looking for a template I can copy/paste when appropriate, but that could be used by more people than just myself.
    – bitmask
    Jan 12, 2015 at 21:38
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    @Mooz: I tried to clarify what I wanted with this question. I think it is different from the one you link to.
    – bitmask
    Jan 12, 2015 at 21:45
  • @bitmask -- It doesn't have to be either. I was just asking for clarification. Jan 13, 2015 at 16:17
  • FWIW, such a templated message would be useful to add to a customized build of the Auto Review Comments Userscript.
    – user1027
    Jan 13, 2015 at 16:33

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Welcome to SciFi.StackExchange. This site does not work like a regular bulletin board. We prefer answers that are well sourced and address the original question where they were posted.

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