I'm flagging non-answers still (for those who said knowing flag weight would lead to people stopping flagging, I am at 750.0000 and still use all my flags every day.) Lately I have come across a number of answers that start "this should really be a comment but I can't format a block of code in a comment" or "can't include a picture" or "can't fit all the text". I myself did exactly this (without the disclaimer) wnen I added an answer to a meta question that was only a repro of the problem, because I wanted to include a screenshot.
I haven't flagged these answers. I guess I feel the people have a valid point. And with the disclaimer, ideally they wouldn't serve as a bad example. Those "Hi [OP] I am working on the same thing can you send me your code at email@example.com Thanks!" answers tend to run in packs - on the same question, in the same tags - so I think they are influencing readers. But I don't think the "this proof won't fit in the margin" comments have the same effect.
- GWT Development Mode with Eclipse/Maven
- Make the readline method of Python recognize both end-of-line variations?
Well? Should I flag all non-answers, or continue to skip over the guilty-with-an-explanation ones?