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I hate coming across answers like "Yes. (need at least 30 characters in answer)"

Don't people realize there's a reason there's a minimum? Maybe to give someone a more useful answer?

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    Thanks, it's always nice to learn of new English words. "1 beat (someone) with a whip or stick as punishment or torture: the stolen horses will be returned and the thieves flogged | (flogging) public floggings" :) [I assumed you meant "flag"; maybe I'm wrong, but I'm grateful nonetheless.] – Jonik Feb 24 '11 at 2:33
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    No, I really meant flog, heh – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 2:38
  • You have a +1 for obvious reasons for every answer except the one for which the reason is most obvious. I'm almost confused, for obvious reasons. – corsiKa Feb 24 '11 at 2:52
  • Because I gave a +1 for a much better reason, "an actual, legitimate answer." :) – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 3:00
  • As in sell into slavery? – Rosinante Jun 12 '11 at 23:13
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If you hate those answers ... PLEASE

Downvote them

People do not vote enough on our sites. You could also flag them if they are obvious cases of abuse.

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    </couldn't-resist> – MusiGenesis Feb 24 '11 at 2:32
  • +1 for an actual, legitimate answer, heh – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 2:33
  • @MusiGenesis: Hah, did you just downvote his answer? – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 2:35
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    Yeah, and then everybody had to ruin the gag by voting it back up. Comedy is hard. – MusiGenesis Feb 24 '11 at 2:40
  • @MusiGenesis ... now who is laughing ... :) – waffles Feb 24 '11 at 2:43
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    Correction: People do not downvote enough. There's plenty of indiscriminate upvoting. – Aarobot Feb 24 '11 at 2:46
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    I don't downvote as much as I'd otherwise, because in my experience, downvotes tend to attract pity upvotes, unless the Q or A is really bad. So it feels counterproductive. – Michael Petrotta Feb 24 '11 at 2:58
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No.

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    </couldn't-resist> – SLaks Feb 24 '11 at 2:29
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Yes.     

  • So you think people should be punished? – waiwai933 Feb 24 '11 at 2:30
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    @waiwai933: By "flog" I assume the OP means downvote or leave a salty comment, so yes. But now you've tricked me into leaving a more useful answer. ಠ_ಠ – Bill the Lizard Feb 24 '11 at 2:31
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    +1 also for obvious reasons – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 2:33
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    which ​​are...? – SLaks Feb 24 '11 at 2:34
  • succinct. :)... – D.N. Feb 24 '11 at 2:36

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