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So, I believe the policy is that things should only be flagged as "not an answer" when they are completely irrelevant, or are things like "thanks", "me too", etc.

So, then, should I flag this answer by cur4so:

looks like the same issue I had some time ago. Hopefully, check that a task is completed you will find useful P.S. I'd post it as a comment rather than an answer but I don't have enough privileges to comment

I'd guess “yes”, but if we're going to have a 50 rep. requirement to post comments, it doesn't seem like a good use of diamond-moderators' time to work around it.

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Well, it's also not an answer because it only provides a link. So it should be flagged anyways. As far as I know, moderators only convert to comments if the user can do so anyways. Otherwise it just gets deleted. –  animuson Dec 15 '11 at 22:11
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@animuson: That's not the impression I get from reading meta.stackexchange.com/questions/115797/… –  derobert Dec 15 '11 at 22:16
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I flag things with a comment "Just a link." all the time. As long as you have given them a chance to improve the answer from being just a link (usually I give ~15 hours), the moderators will delete it. That specific example is not even a link, try reading this. This specific example does not include any details about the actual answer in the post. –  animuson Dec 15 '11 at 22:17
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but I don't have enough privileges to comment -- apparently for a good reason. –  Won't Dec 16 '11 at 14:16

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I'd say yes you should. If it's not an answer, flag it as such. Regardless of why the user decided to post a non-answer as an answer, it's still not an answer and should be converted/deleted.

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Plus, we can convert comments posted as answers by users with less than 50 rep into actual comments. –  Anna Lear Dec 15 '11 at 22:23

I'd call that an answer, just a bad one. Downvoting and/or commenting is probably your best course of action.

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