Linked Questions

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Dealing with “check this [link]” answers [duplicate]

I recently ran through some "Not an answer" flags, and I've noticed a recurring theme. There are a large number of answers that take this form: Check this link: http://example.com/blog-post-that-...
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2answers
92 views

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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3answers
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Are link-only answers poor practice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Are answers that consist solely or almost solely of a link poor practice? I mean, assuming ...
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3answers
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Guess I have still not got the hang of it? [duplicate]

I flagged a post since it contained bare links. And I used this option And then it was rejected with this I have been flagging posts using that option for a long time now. Has anything changed? On ...
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2answers
145 views

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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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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2answers
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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
95 views

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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3answers
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Declined Flag on Answer of Old, Closed Question

I came across c#.net convert date yyyyMMdd to system.datetime format.? while performing a Google search on a related topic. The question was closed as a duplicate two years ago. Still, it is ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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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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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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6answers
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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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5answers
477 views

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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1answer
143 views

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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