This is a minor point about the implementation of our new book policy. One of the points it describes is the addition of a banner reading
Before answering, please see our policy on resource recommendation questions. Please try to give substantial answers that detail the style, content, and prerequisites of the book or paper (or other resource). Explain what the resource is like as much as you can; that way the reader can decide which one is most suited for them rather than relying on the suggestions of others. Answers which just suggest a book or paper will be deleted.
into the top of each on-topic books question.
However, the first few lines of each question are quite important and they make into quite a few places to help users decide whether to click through or not. Two examples are the mouseover text in the front page,
and more importantly the description of questions in the books tag
Having the banner at the top of all such questions is a nice way to get attention to the message that books questions are not like regular questions in that, under the current policy, not all answers are allowed out-of-line answers may be deleted.
However, I feel that having the banner intrude into a place reserved for content - as opposed to administrative text - is a no-no. Imagine the Newest 'books' Questions page with every description changed to the start of the banner! The information content of the page drops dramatically and it gives completely the wrong impression.
Should we change the policy to put this at the bottom?
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