Linked Questions

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Can we get some consensus on what flag to use for link only answers? [duplicate]

Related: Since moderators are just asking users to flag a custom "Link only answer," can we permanently make this a flag option? (not a dupe, that's a feature request and was closed as a ...
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Why were some historical non-constructive questions undeleted?

I notice that What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? and Strangest language feature have been undeleted by a Stack Exchange developer. After long months of framing ...
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How should helpful answers that are just links be handled? [duplicate]

There has been a "movement" of sorts on Stack Overflow. Users are flagging questions that are just a link or little more than a link, like: https://stackoverflow.com/a/4737028/396458 https://...
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Why are accepted answers immune from Flagging link-only answers as Not an Answer?

Let's assume you agree with the yoda's corrective action to a link-only-answer (#12) of the Faq Post What is an acceptable answer? [A link only] answer must be improved as described above, else it ...
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Are Stack Overflow mods spending enough time evaluating each flag?

This question arises from a few off-hand comments I have been seeing lately that there is an impression about the Stack Overflow mods that they are so buried in a sea of flags that they don't take the ...
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Is it appropriate to down-vote an answer due to linkrot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an (old) answer that contains only a dead link deserve a downvote? I see that it is already debatable if a bare link is a good answer or not, but would a bare link that ...
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Answering questions with links to other answers on StackOverflow

I posted an answer to a question that links to another detailed answer. I've seen that such answers usually get up-voted. However a moderator has deleted my answer and locked the post stating that "...
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Is it forbidden to use “Other” flag for link-only answers? [duplicate]

I flagged an answer 10K only link that looked like this: This is not my article but have a look at <external URL> which looks like it will work for you. I used the "Other" flag, with a ...
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Make an answer into a comment? vote/move etc

Sometimes new users do not get the difference between an answer and a comment. Also there is a reputation gap they have to reach, so it is possible that someone wants to post a comment and post ...
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Require Second Opinion for Flagged Answers

I just did a flag on following answers answer. answer answer answer answer But from the moderator i got message like declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Serial flag decliner

Looking back at one of my previous questions here at meta I feel like I was hit by serial flag decliner (someone who makes a large number of questionable declines of flags in a row): Was it a mistake ...
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Ask a question. Answer it. OP just copies my answer as their own

My answer OPs answer (now 10k only) OPs Revisions All the OP did was copy my answer as their own. How is that right? What can I do? And now the OP accepted an answer which did not even help them! ...
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My “not an answer” flag is gone and not showing in my history

Some time ago I flagged this as not-an-answer. For a while, link to this flagged answer has been visible in my flagging history (flag was declined in case if that matters). As far as I remember it ...