Linked Questions

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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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Why a link-only answer flag declined? [duplicate]

I flagged this one as "not an answer": VS2008 Unit Tests: How to include a message with a "success" My flag got declined: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical ...
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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" by ...
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Is it fine to flag one line answers or link-only answers? [duplicate]

Recently I noticed one person who gave two answers in one hour. In the first answer he/she just added one link and another answer he just added few words in the answer. Stack Overflow provides a ...
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Why can I recommend deleting an answer as link-only when reviewing, but I'm not allowed to flag as link-only?

When reviewing (LQ and AFAIR FP) I can recommend deleting an answer as link-only. It's a suggestion that link-only answers are bad and should dissapear from the system. However, there's no option to ...
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Should all link-only answers be considered very low quality? [duplicate]

My "very low quality" flag of this answer has been declined, with a note that The correct procedure here is to comment, down-vote or even edit. I don't think there is much to comment on an answer ...
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Why was this “not an answer” flag declined when the answer is obviously a comment? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question: How to enable more than 2 finger support in Chrome? The question asked (tl;dr version): Is it possible to instruct Chrome to listen to more than two simultaneous ...
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Proposal for making the meaning of “Not an Answer” flags clearer

SE has specific flagging reasons, not to make it possible to flag (we already have that with custom flags), but to give guidance on valid reasons to flag. The "Not an Answer" flag comes with a ...
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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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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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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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Why is this answer VLQ ? (audit) [closed]

I've come across an audit I failed while reviewing the VLQ queue. The question was about a PHP hit counter that wasn't working (it was due to an incorrect filename extension). The answer was: ...
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Remove review audit for 20K users who have all badges in that queue

This is something that has been bothering me for a while actually. On Stack Overflow, I'm a 20K+ user who spends a decent amount of time in the review queues (I have Steward badges for two of them). ...
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How to differentiate a “low quality answer” and “answer that should be a comment”

All the day I am confused around "Not an answer", "comment" and "disputed flag". So, another question from the set of confusions. On this answer of Stack Overflow, IMHO this should be a comment, ...
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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 ...

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