(1) Test complete. [= The test is complete.]
(2) Court adjourned. [= The court is adjourned.]
(3) Apology accepted. [= The apology is accepted.]
(4) Request granted. [= The request is granted.]
I often come across these clause fragments. Native speakers seem to prefer these fragments over full clauses that are shown in the brackets.
Why is that and when are these types of fragments preferred to their full-clause versions?