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Does this answer “look good”? [duplicate]

How would you vote in a Low Quality review task? Please explain. The reason I'm asking is because I often face this kind of answer and I'm not sure how are we supposed to review them. Link: Auto ...
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12answers
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Is “Don't do it” a valid answer?

If someone asks how to do XYZ, and you think doing XYZ at all is a Bad Idea™, is it valid to post an answer saying so? You aren't answering the question, but instead, arguing the question's validity. ...
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1answer
68k views

Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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4answers
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Flags in chat are defective by design

Yes, I know the topic has been discussed before. I know that Meta already has threads that complain about how flagging doesn't work. I wanted to give a practical example. Today, a user came in to the ...
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2answers
7k views

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
6k views

How do I properly use the “Not an Answer” flag?

What is the "Not an Answer" flag and what is its purpose? When should I use this flag? When should I not use this flag? But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly... An answer is "Not an ...
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7answers
705 views

What should I do when a user consistently leaves low quality answers?

I just received a message from a moderator about my "unusual voting patterns". I did downvote a lot of Aspiring Aqib's posts (yes, him again, I know it's the 3rd time that we've have a discussion ...
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5answers
854 views

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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5answers
705 views

Why did a moderator convert my accepted answer to a comment?

A moderator just converted my accepted answer to a comment. Why was my accepted answer converted to a comment? Screenshot of the question: I have edited my answer, but now I am not ...
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3answers
444 views

Author asking to “take an answer down” so it looks unanswered. Why?

I posted an answer to Delegate Methods not called in Class Instance. The author has left a comment in my answer asking "will you take your answer down so it looks unanswered". First off, I'm not ...
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6answers
761 views

Should I not flag a rhetorical question posted as an answer?

I flagged this answer as not an answer. Now, I know that I was wrong because the flag was declined by a moderator. I thought that the answer was a rhetorical question (I believe it is but I could be ...
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3answers
383 views

Since when is downvoting low-quality answers “abuse of the downvoting facility”?

I posted a question on a fairly specific Java use case, and received a one-sentence answer basically of the form "what you have here is a special case of X." There wasn't any explanation of X, of why ...
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5answers
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Why was my answer deleted and turned into a comment? [closed]

My answer to this question was deleted and turned into a comment: GroupBy doesn't enumerate the list ToLookup enumerates it the same way ToList / ToArray Moderator casperOne indicated that I should ...
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2answers
251 views

Can my answer to a question be a link to another question? [duplicate]

I came across a question which is indirectly related to a clearly answered questions in Stack Overflow. Can my answer be a link to that question (all similar questions)?
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3answers
366 views

Padding short answers with HTML to get rid of length check

Sometimes I have a legit answer that's less than the 30 character minimum. Usually I add a bit of text to make it more than 30 characters, but the extra text really doesn't contribute anything useful ...

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