What do we do with answers that are just links to other Stack Overflow answers?
There are many, many answers that simply contain a link to another Stack Overflow answer, with no additional context or information.
This topic has been discussed before, but in a broader context:
- Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"?
- Should I flag answers which contain only a link as "not an answer"?
- Should there be a policy about 'One-Link-Only-Answers'?
The answers for the questions above are good, but most of them are intended to solve the problem of links to external resources.
I feel like we can narrow the scope for this specific case and come to a concrete community decision. Stack Overflow-link-only answers, in my opinion, are more suitable as comments. They also sometimes indicate that the question is a potential duplicate.
There has been one suggestion for a solution, but it hasn't received much activity:
Should answers only containing a link (or multiple links) to other Stack Overflow answers be flagged for conversion to a comment?