Linked Questions

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Possible illegal content linked on answer?

This question's only answer suggested illegally downloading a book - I flagged it with other and this stipulation but it's been up for almost 24 hours. What else can I / should I do here?
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1answer
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Why is this answer not considered “link only”?

I came across this answer that I flagged as "a link only answer" (flagged manually, not via low quality review task): Maybe it's your antivirus. Are you using avast if so look at this https://...
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1answer
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flag declined with message “declined - Answers don't need to be flagged just because they're link-only.”

Although these types of flags have been received positively in the past (you can see my flagging history, if you are allowed). I strongly believe that links should be used in comments and not answers. ...
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2answers
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When is it wrong to flag a link-only answer?

I'm getting very confused about flagging link-only answers as it seems that the policy has changed over time and doesn't seem to be consistent (at least to me). When I come across an answer that ...
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1answer
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Are link-only flags moderated correctly?

I have flagged some link-only answers recently and some of them are declined with the common reason: declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it Flagged post: ...
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1answer
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Is there consensus among mods about flagging too short answers?

According to this and this answers I've always thought that flagging one-liners or too short answers was good practice. In particular the latter (by Tim Post) has near the end (emphasis mine): ...
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1answer
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Highly upvoted and accepted link only answer [duplicate]

I ran into this question today: How to execute an SSIS package from .NET? The accepted answer with 32 upvotes is just a link. Its a pretty old one too, which is probably why it hasn't been picked up ...
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2answers
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Moderator declined flag “Link-only answer” [closed]

I often try to flag inappropriate content. For instance I flagged the following answers for moderator attention with a message Link-only answer: Support for script_file in Nest library for ...
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3answers
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Edit in content, from third party, to link only answer?

I just ran into this in the suggested edits review: Suggested Edit Its literally a link only answer, but apparently it was helpful and was up-voted and accepted. Now (a few years after the answer ...
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1answer
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Why was my flag declined for a “See this link” answer?

I flagged this answer, with the custom reason "link-only answer" and it was decilned for "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention" Can somebody ...
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2answers
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Is the Not-an-answer flag overflow considered a problem?

We see these kind of statistics all the time: Most of the flags are not an answer flags and many of those are actually invalid flags since many users flag incorrect or low-quality answers as not an ...
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2answers
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Review Late Answers - Why is there no Link-only-answer?

When I do reviewing Late Answers sometimes I want mark a answer as link-only-answer but there is no such option. So I use the general "moderation attention" flag with a comment. Is there a better way ...
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1answer
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Non-answer answers to non-question questions [duplicate]

I keep seeing answers like this pop up in the Review queue: https://stackoverflow.com/a/22059731/399649 There is another source for VoIP. You should have a look at https://code.google.com/p/idoubs/...
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1answer
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Declined Not an Answer flag [duplicate]

First, I apologize for yet another declined flag post. However, this question specifically states: "I don't need to be able to go from string to value again." And this answer specifically answers ...
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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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