Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers
I see a candidate answer to receive a "very low quality" flag by me. It's just a link pointing elsewhere basically saying, "try this." I generally do this for answers I see that are like this and have been successful every time so far. I save "not a real answer" flag for other cases such as someone asking another question in an answer or "thanks" answers. I want to flag it as "VLQ" but I don't see that as an option*. In fact, I don't see it as an option anymore on any site throughout the Stack Exchange network.
* This was not possible before when I initially posted this. Michael's observation on the needed downvote seems to be the reason it didn't show up.
Did it just get phased out as being unnecessary? Should I be using "NARA" as the flag reason for this case now?
I'm not sure if the "NARA" explanation really covers this case well: (emphasis mine)
This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether.
These sorts of answers can answer the question in general. The site linked to might very well completely answer the question. (in this particular case, maybe not however) It's just that the answerer really should do something to improve the answer. It's not like it's a "This question is a duplicate of this [onsite question] post" or some other general spam. Those cases are clearly "NARA"/spam.
There was a somewhat recent question regarding the necessity of this flag reason. Answers point out that it is needed and I agree. There hasn't been anything mentioned (that I am aware of) in terms of removing it by the team.
Was this officially removed now in favor of other flagging reasons? Or is this just a bug and it was "accidentally" removed?