This is a header in the beginning of a puzzle. It could contain valuable information.
I see that there is currently a massive retagging is going on (with all its side-effects) due to a recent community consensus on giving a unique tag [word-property] to certain questions. I am in favor of this idea, and supported the initiate with my upvotes here on meta.
However, I was amused to see that most of these questions have a special header. This header contains link to (1) a high-profile user profile (having a 3-digit ID, and quite a few points of rep.; but who was sadly not really active in the past year); and to (2) some predefined search results.
I was under the impression that the header was used to serve as a signpost for search-engines helping to categorize these puzzles. I am genuinely puzzled, that what purpose does it serve now?
Having decided that these puzzles receive a unique tag, I feel like the header is no longer necessary. The current re-tagging efforts could serve as an excellent opportunity to remove the headers thus improve the signal/noise ratio in the posts. We are all grateful for users adding value to this site, but a link to an inactive user-profile, and to some search-results hardly carries any valuable information. When was the last time you followed those links?
I am strongly in favor of removing these kind of headers, and to no longer encourage users to use them in the future.
This is my contribution to the recent discussion on the (failed) attempt of establishing some kind of guidelines regarding these puzzles. Thank you for your time reading my post. Happy problem solving!