Linked Questions

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Why was this 'not-an-answer' flag declined? [duplicate]

I flagged this answer as Not An Answer (NAA), because while this does point the OP in the direction of the correct answer, the answer as written should be a comment. In the event the answer gets ...
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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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1answer
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Since moderators are just asking users to flag a custom “Link only answer,” can we permanently make this a flag option? [duplicate]

For a couple weeks, moderators have been declining not an answer flags on link-only answers: declined - Please don't flag link only answers as 'not an answer': When should you decide whether to ...
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14answers
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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: http://link ...
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3answers
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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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12answers
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Proposed improvement to flagging, for answers

Currently the Flag feature, on answers, offers five choices. Three of them request moderator attention: Not an answer Very low quality "Other" In the spirit of reducing the burden on moderators, and ...
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7answers
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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 ...
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4answers
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Should I flag answers which contain only a link as “not an answer”? [duplicate]

More than often I get a lot of itch when I see an answer which contains only a link. For example this one. Check this link, it will solve your query.. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/...
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6answers
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Please take care when flagging answers as “low quality.”

When flagging an answer as "low quality" you see some explanatory text that reads: This answer has serious formatting or content issues and might not be salvageable. An effort should be made to ...
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3answers
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Still having issues with link-only answer flags

Yes, I have seen this question (and all of its derivatives): Can we get some consensus on what flag to use for link only answers? I'm having a hard time reconciling consistency. Earlier today, a ...
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3answers
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Not an answer flags declined, why?

I've flagged the followings as not an answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/6049319/493122 https://stackoverflow.com/a/1560748/493122 https://stackoverflow.com/a/3659728/493122 https://stackoverflow....
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5answers
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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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5answers
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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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2answers
271 views

Link-only answer should be flagged [closed]

While looking for an answer, I encountered something very strange. We are asked to flag LOAs (link-only answers) and a moderator will take care of that. What I found is: Is this my mistake or some ...
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2answers
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How do I custom flag an answer as a “Link only answer”? [duplicate]

I usually flag answer containing only a link as "Other" and write a comment to the mod such like "Link only answer". Anyway the flag was declined with the statement: Links only answer – 4 hours ago ...

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