Linked Questions

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Please change the guidance for “convert to comment” to emphasize that this should only be used for comments posted as answers

Moderators have long had access to a tool for converting answers into comments. The guidance for this tool reads as follows: Answers should be converted to comments when they contain useful ...
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Strategy to handle answers containing GitHub links

I spend a fair amount of my time on Stack Overflow in the review queues, typically in the 10k tools for reviewing flags (NAA, New Answers to Old questions), and I think it might be fair to say that we ...
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Why were these “Very low quality” flags declined?

I flagged both this and that answers for "very low quality". The former because it's just a link without even a minimal summary, and the second because it isn't comprehensible whatsoever. Both were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What to do when an answer links to a subscription-only site?

In this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3587959/wpf-datagrid-binding-a-custom-column The OP answered his own question adding a link to Experts Exchange which you can not see unless you ...
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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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What to do when a new user makes a post with a helpful link

Today I failed a test when reviewing late answers from new users. The user made a post with a single link and I didn't do anything with it. The answer was useful, but it should have been a comment ...
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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 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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Answer deleted without explanation - and without obvious flaw in the answer

My answer has just been deleted without explanation. I would like to get one, because I don't see what the problem is. ELMAH is a great library - with which I am not affiliated in any way - to log ...
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Can we clarify or remove the Not An Answer flag reason?

In light of the discussion here (verdict: NAA is not to be used for "Answers a different question") and here, the NAA flag seems a bit redundant and ambiguous to me. AFAICT, the current legitimate ...

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