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While reviewing the 10k queue just now, I noticed that someone has evidently searched for and flagged self-accepted answers like

What is the proper way to handle answers like these? Should they be flagged as "not an answer", or should they be left alone?

On the one hand, these answers obviously make no attempt to answer the question. On the other hand, these answers may imply that "I'm no longer looking for an answer — don't bug me."

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They make no attempt to answer the question, and we're about building a repository of knowledge - in my humble opinion, flag them. – michaelb958 Nov 2 '13 at 4:04
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They still aren't answers, since they don't make any attempt at answering the original question.

They should be flagged as such.

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