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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 ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Disputed link-only flag. Why? [duplicate]

Today I flagged this answer as "low-quality", since it mainly consist in a link to a blog post and a pretty neutral opinion. The link itself is not really useful too - though interesting, it doesn't ...
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247 votes
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2014 SO Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

In connection with the Stack Overflow moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
126 votes
58 answers

New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
658 votes
8 answers

Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says "Look here: https://link ...
15 votes
8 answers

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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15 votes
5 answers

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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14 votes
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Let's justify the usefulness of the "very low quality" flag on answers

I am evaluating the usefulness of the "very low quality" post flag. from here I am assuming that It's not a flag to use to indicate the technical correctness of the answer. It's not a flag to use ...
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My flag on a link-only accepted answer got declined. Why?

13 days ago I flagged this answer for the "not an answer" reason. This got disputed. I asked in the chat about it and I was told by a moderator (I can't recall who it was exactly) that it probably got ...
Jeroen Vannevel's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer

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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How to flag a link-only answer to make it land in Low Quality review queue?

In the review queue, I see posts flagged as link-only answer and I can recommend deletion with that reason. But normally, I can't find the option to flag something as link-only answer. There's only '...
Danubian Sailor's user avatar