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I think it would make sense to split up the flag "This is not an answer" into three flag choices:

  • This should be a comment
  • This should be an edit
  • This should be a new question

If we had that, it would make it easier (and therefore more efficient) for mods to figure out what to do with answers flagged thusly.

  • You mean like the comment options if we recommend deletion from the VLQ review queue? – Dennis Meng Jan 15 '14 at 8:30
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    @MrLister you're completely right sorry I have misread your request! my bad – user221081 Jan 15 '14 at 8:43
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    You'd at least need a fourth option for cases where the "answer" has nothing to do with the question and simply needs to be deleted. – Caleb Jan 15 '14 at 8:48
  • @MrLister that topic includes also 'should be a comment' concerns with 'not an answer' flag and it's still unresolved. Not an exact duplicate, but if the team solves that linked issue correctly, this should also deal with this problem. – Danubian Sailor Jan 15 '14 at 9:05
  • don't see any reason for further splitting: that'll only complicate the task of the reviewers without much benefit. The outcome is the same in about 99% of posts, they are deleted. If they deserved to be changed into a comment, you could use a custom flag, IMO. If they need editing, go ahead and do/suggest it. – kleopatra Jan 20 '14 at 13:43
  • Add a fourth: this is total gibberish. – SQB Jul 27 '18 at 10:28
  • @SQB No, that's not what the NAA flag is for. For gibberish, you use VLQ! – Mr Reenlist'er Jul 27 '18 at 11:51

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