As it was pointed out in chat, Skeptics has the following disclaimer when asking a question:

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Our site has a disclaimer displayed when new users try to answer questions also, but ours currently looks like:

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Are we happy with our new user answer disclaimer, or do we want to change the wording at all?

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Yes, I think this would be a good idea-- something similar to Skeptics would be nice. Was this the original warning message or did they once have a generic one like us? Do they have data on the percentage of questions from new users that were closed prior to changing the wording of the question? –  Jeff Apr 5 '13 at 4:17
    
Personally, my answer is an emphatic YES PLEASE. There are lots of low-quality answers floating about with no actual information, that boil down to "That happens to me" or "That doesn't happen to me". –  Krysta Sep 4 at 20:42

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I agree. I'd like to make this a red flashing warning on all scientific boards. After some accident I'd make that a flashing <H1> on chemistry.stackeschange.com where wrong advice can kill you if you're naive enough to trust it.

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