Linked Questions

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Is it ok to answer questions with just a link [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Why is linking bad? Is it okay to answer questions like this (name blanked out): The ...
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Correct answer (accidentally?) deleted, duplicate answer gets upvotes

Please have a look at this question: using sql without any server The answer by pQd is correct if a bit short. Someone else posted a duplicate answer and received the upvotes instead. Here's pQd's ...
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2answers
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How can I link to an external resource in a community-friendly way?

I would like to help my fellow Stackizens, using material from my blog or other website. But external links are sometimes viewed as excessive promotion. From the FAQ: Be careful, because the ...
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2answers
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Please change the guidance for “convert to comment” to emphasize that this should only be used for comments posted as answers

Moderators have long had access to a tool for converting answers into comments. The guidance for this tool reads as follows: Answers should be converted to comments when they contain useful ...
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2answers
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“flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer” justified?

I flagged this single-link answer as not an answer. However I got "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" response from the mod. I don'...
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2answers
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Was it a mistake to flag these answers? [duplicate]

My not an answer flags for the below answers were declined "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". I am sorry I am kind of sleepy .. but you can read here to get an ...
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2answers
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How should I flag/downvote answers/questions that are just links without summaries? [duplicate]

There have been several times in the last few days where one of two things have happened: I find an old post that answers a question with only a link (bad practice), but it's the accepted answer, and ...
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2answers
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Increase in inappropriate Not An Answer flags?

Since the shift away from using flag weight, I have noticed an increase in the number of items in the flag queue in the 10k tools flagged inappropriately as Not An Answer (IMO). Here is one example ...
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New policy on Link-Only Answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get exactly the same comment by different users for my link-only answer? Is there a new policy being enforced on Link-Only answers in SO? Over the last 24-hours I've ...
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1answer
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Flag declined, link-only answer subsequently deleted [duplicate]

I flagged Runtime Error 3061 Help (ms access) as very low quality on the grounds that it was an answer consisting only of links, and was notified: very low quality – 18 hours ago declined - a ...
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1answer
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Should answers linking to tools or libraries be marked for deletion as link-only? [closed]

Link-only answers are discouraged and often get marked for deletion with a comment of: While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and ...
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1answer
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Should I downvote an answer that has no meaningful content, other than a link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? If someone just writes a link on their answer (without any summary), should I downvote? What ...
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1answer
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Not An Answer flag on Link Only Answer declined without action

I went through the 10K mod tool flag queue and flag this link only answer as not an answer, which got rejected. Answer text (full) is: For those wondering, here is another website showing a way to ...
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1answer
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Why only -1 in reputation when down vote someone?

Why we get only -1 when we down vote someone? Why just -1 and not -2 or -5? When you down voting someone there is basically two reasons: Main Reason You dislike someone's Question or Answer. ...
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0answers
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C'mon now - someone is having a joke! Who up voted this? [closed]

While going through the review queue I spotted something extraordinary. Can someone trace where this answer has been so that we can find how it got three up votes by the time I saw it? Has it ...

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