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Should link-only accepted answers be deleted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are accepted answers immune from Flagging link-only answers as Not an Answer? I've flagged my fair share of link-only or link-plus-a-few-words answers, and most (or all) ...
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Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?

I think we can all agree, this sucks: If you've been around a little while, you've probably encountered hundreds of answers like this in various forums, some of them even marked as "The Answer&...
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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 ...
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What is an acceptable answer?

I answered a question and my answer was: (pick one) Deleted Converted to a comment Added to my question as an edit Why was this? Why was my answer not acceptable? What is the definition of an ...
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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://...
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Are link-only answers which contain broken links considered valid answers now?

I flagged this answer as not-an-answer, because it contains nothing useful except an off-site link which is now broken. My flag was disputed and the "answer" remains. I was under the impression 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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Flags declined on short answers that should be comments?

So I was flagging various answers and noticed that a lot of moderators (10k+ users) have answers which should be comments; I flagged some but quite a few became disputed and rejected. Just now I faced ...
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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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Why were my flags on accepted link-only answers declined? [closed]

I've just had flags on this and this post declined, and I'm unsure why. Maybe these links help you : 1- Augmented Reality on Android: Prepping the Camera and Compass 2- An AR Kit 3- Image Processing ...
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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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Should accepted answers be convertable to comments?

I answered this (closed) question recently. I posted what was admittedly a short answer: I think you want stripslashes. However, that was essentially all the asker (thought they) needed, and I ...
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Why was the answer to this question (apparently) deleted?

I asked this question about how Unity3D coroutines work -- after fruitlessly Googling and researching on the web. It turns out the (pretty much perfect) answer was a link to a blog post that Kay ...
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How should answers containing just a link be flagged? [duplicate]

I flagged an answer as not an answer because it contained just a link (or a little more than a link), and my flag was rejected because, "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or ...
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Accepted answers to deleted questions don't have a checkmark

It seems that when an answer is implicitly deleted along with the parent question, it loses its checkmark. This, coupled with the fact that the timeline view is broken for deleted questions, makes it ...
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