A few months ago, I went on a flagging/downvoting/commenting spree on SO, hunting for low quality stuff (this was before the queues). Now, I'd like to start again--but I'd like to get a few things straightened out first:
Are extremely short answers considered VLQ? What if they're just code? I'd had some declined flags on such posts (Get MAX value of a BIT column , Starting a service via Alarm does not work); at the same time, I had some helpful VLQ flags on similar posts. I didn't look into it that deeply then, but now that I want to start flagging again, I'd like a clearer policy on what is considered VLQ on SO. For example, are any of the following considered VLQ?
- Short one-liner answers?
- Answers with a few lines of code and no explanation?
- Link only answers?
How can one differentiate between a VLQ and non-VLQ answer?