User djechelin recently posted an answer I was given during a review session. I voted to close the answer as it was no explanation and mainly a link-only answer.
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The user also voted to close the question and still answered, which I think is rather odd. I don't see any reason why you should answer I question which you think is a duplicate. In the ensuing conversations via comments the user argued this has worked well before and there is an error in the system of SO. The user also mentioned he did get some bronze badges for it, so it should be ok.
I strongly disagree with this practice. To me it seems this answer doesn't add anything useful to SO and is a blunt misusage of an answer to get same badges. I'd like to have the opinions of community members about:
- Is it bad practice to comment on questions you voted to close in such circumstances (Trivial question, already answer, answer he gave also in the comment)
- Is it in general allowed to provide a link-only answer when this link goes to a SO-page?