- What is the "Not an Answer" flag?
- What is the purpose of this flag?
- When should I use this flag?
- When should I not use this flag?
What is an acceptable answer?
What is the Not an Answer Flag?
The Not an Answer flag is a moderator flag that community users can use to notify moderators that a posted answer is not an answer, and should be deleted.
What is the purpose of the Not an Answer flag?
To identify attempts by community members to use answers for any purpose other than answering questions.
When should I use this flag?
Use this flag when an answer is being used to:
When should I not use this flag?
Do not use this flag when:
But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly ...
Then cast a moderator flag using the custom option instead, and explain why you think the answer is harmful to the site, and should be removed.
Rule of Thumb: If you can't determine whether or not it's an answer without looking at the question it supposedly answers, use a custom flag.
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