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Can we have an unambiguous, official ruling on what the “not an answer” flag is for? [duplicate]

What does the not an answer flag mean? My interpretation is that this flag is intended for things which clearly are not answers. In other words, "this shouldn't exist, because it does not intend to ...
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When should you decide whether to flag a posted answer as Not an answer? [duplicate]

I've run into this situation a couple of times, where people give an "answer" that basically repeats the problem in the original question. (Not going to give examples here obviously, but it's happened....
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When should the “Not an Answer” flag be used? [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I flagged an answer as not an answer. Additionally, I left a comment, basically saying that this answer has nothing to do with the question. My flag got declined with the following ...
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Either I need clarification on the 'Not an answer' flags or it needs a new description [duplicate]

First of all - I'm not going to bitch and moan to moderators in this topic. I'm here to ask clarification because I've had a flag declined and I really have no clue what I did 'wrong', or how to avoid ...
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Why is this flag being declined? [duplicate]

I'm a new reviewer and I would like to get some feedback. I've flagged this answer as not an answer. My flag was declined, with the reasoning - "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence ...
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Should I flag obviously wrong answers as NAA? [duplicate]

I came across some scenarios like these: Case 1: Obviously not true Q: Why does the sun rise and fall every day? A: Because the Earth self-rotates. A2: Because the sun orbits around the ...
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“Not an Answer” flag disputed [duplicate]

I'm highly curious to know why a particular answer which was flagged by me as "Not an Answer" was rejected with the status disputed? This is the answer I'm talking about. Just to be sure, I double ...
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I think this should be a comment [duplicate]

I flagged this answer because it is clearly a comment in my opinion, and not only in my opinion but in the answerer's opinion, too. (See his own comment below.) So I don't understand why I got this ...
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Flag raised was rejected. How to re-flag the post? [duplicate]

So, I am trying to be a vigilant member of Stack Overflow. I flagged a few posts, and noticed that some of them were rejected/disputed. Of course, my little ego was bruised (just joking) and I ...
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Should already accepted answers even be able to be flagged as “not an answer”? [duplicate]

The description of the "not an answer" flag states: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or ...
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Is it appropriate to flag an answer as “Not an answer” if it doesn't address the question? [duplicate]

This question is an attempt to clear up the following part of a related question: Do not use this flag when a user posts: An answer to a (slightly) different question in the case of an ...
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Why are the Low Quality deletion reasons not available outside of the review queue? [duplicate]

When I'm browsing questions and I come across an answer that fits one of the Recommend Deletion reasons from the Low Quality review queue, I'm not able to flag the answer with one of those reasons. ...
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How should I review no-answers? [duplicate]

Since this morning I can make reviews in SO. I got a question which is answered with a no-answer, what should I do rather than commenting the user to ask this as a question?
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Guidelines for “Not an answer” flag [duplicate]

I have been reviewing flags and the vast majority are flagged as "Not an answer". However, many clearly represent attempts to answer the question (even though they mostly fail with very poor quality ...
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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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