I ran across an answer on Stack Overflow that is a link only answer. The link in the answer is dead.
Normally I would have flagged this as very low quality (VLQ), but the flag doesn't exist anymore.
Note, I've looked at these, but didn't find what I was looking for:
- What happened to the "very low quality" flag reason? : The answer here states that VLQ is only shown when the answer score is zero or lower. This isn't the case because the answer I'm trying to flag has a zero score
- Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers : This is a 5 year old question and I've used VLQ flags within the last couple of years.
- Unify “not an answer” and “very low quality” in a single “delete” flag : This feature request is to merge the NAA and VLQ flags. This seems to be the most likely cause for the disappearance of the VLQ flag, but it hasn't been marked feature complete yet.
- Merge the “Not An Answer” and “Very Low Quality” flags into one : This is the related feature request on Meta Stack Overflow. Again, it hasn't been marked as complete.
So what should I do with the dead link only answer?
- Flag as NAA?
- Do I have to enable the VLQ flag somehow?
- Something else?
I'm not as active I used to be on Stack Exchange, so I'm just trying to understand what I should be doing in this case now.
Edit: Even though I didn't reference the link-only answer above, someone seems to have possibly flagged it. It is now in the low quality posts queue, here, which is what I would expect with the VLQ flag.
Someone must have done some sleuthing, and found my comment on the answer. Great job! So how did the post get to the VLQ queue?