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Should I flag answers consisting only of “No” or “Yes”?

Assuming the correct answer to the question is

No

What is the correct etiquette when seeing these answers in /review ?

Voting down doesn't like the right option (assuming the answer is correct) yet voting up doesn't right either as trust is placed on the user who answered the question that he knows what he is talking about (yet no information as to why was added)

One can also leave it in /review with the hope that someone with the expertise will edit the question with "why" it is no?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Petrotta, phwd, Bill the Lizard Dec 20 '11 at 21:12

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Someone with duplicate-fu please find the dupe. Because there is one, I just don't know how to search with just "no" as the search query. –  phwd Dec 20 '11 at 20:42
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Two words: downvote them. –  John Dec 20 '11 at 20:44
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They should explain why for it to be a good answer. –  John Dec 20 '11 at 20:45
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Here's one: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/110165/… –  Josh Caswell Dec 20 '11 at 20:50
    
And possibly related, the good old Is "Don't do it!" a valid answer? –  Josh Caswell Dec 20 '11 at 20:56
    
Thanks @Problem –  phwd Dec 20 '11 at 20:57
    
Along these lines, what about questions like this one? It's hard for me to determine if I should downvote, flag the answer, flag the question, or do nothing. –  jwiscarson Dec 20 '11 at 21:00
    

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Perhaps leave a comment for the user to add more info. I often phrase it as:

If a prof had asked you this question in class, would he be happy with the answer you provided?

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Most likely reply: "No." –  Bill the Lizard Dec 20 '11 at 20:48
    
@BilltheLizard :) I did manage to guilt-trip an undergrad on Quant.SE into actually fixing his answer with this line. –  chrisaycock Dec 20 '11 at 20:53
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Impressive! I feel like if I tried this, it would only result in me receiving serial downvotes. –  Pops Dec 20 '11 at 20:55
    
@PopularDemand Well, I'm also a moderator on Quant.SE, so I kind of have that authoritative vibe going. –  chrisaycock Dec 20 '11 at 20:57
    
No –  Brad Gilbert Dec 20 '11 at 21:25

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