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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 ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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104 votes
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Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous?

The "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag reason is really annoying me. It is the analog to the mommy mommy flag (which my 1.5-year-old child raises quite frequently). It provides no real clue as to what ...
waffles's user avatar
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88 votes
1 answer

Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?

I recently flagged a question as "very low quality", just like I've flagged many questions in the past. However, my flag was found to be unhelpful this time. The same thing happened when I recently ...
28 votes
3 answers

The limits to a Very Low Quality answer

I was rereading Jeff Atwood's answer to the question: Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous? mainly because today I wanted to use that flag for the first time. Quoting him, this flag means that: ...
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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 ...
gnat's user avatar
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11 votes
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Why was this very low quality flag declined?

Question (since closed and deleted): Cyrus beck line algorithm program in c or c++. I know about the specific meaning of VLQ flags, and I can't fathom why anyone would think that question wouldn't be ...
David Eisenstat's user avatar
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1 answer

Moderators should have to give a reason for deleting questions

My question "Modern" OpenGL on Linux with GLFW was deleted. I don't know the reason because there's no explanation for the deletion. I thought I was getting some useful information in the ...
realh's user avatar
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Does it make sense to flag an answer as VLQ without also downvoting?

Does it make sense to flag an answer as very low quality (VLQ), without also downvoting it? If an answer is bad enough for me to flag as VLQ, is it recommended that I also downvote it? I'm hoping ...
D.W.'s user avatar
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9 votes
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Why was this Very low quality flag disputed? [closed]

I just flagged this answer as "Very low quality", and the flag got disputed. In my opinion the answer fits well in the descriptions of the VLQ flag given here and here. It's not offensive nor ...
Xavi López's user avatar
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5 votes
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Why was my flag declined for this question [duplicate]

Just a simple question. I flagged this question as low-quality because thats what it is. I do not need to elaborate and call it off-topic or anything. However my flag was declined. May i know the ...
MarsOne's user avatar
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-8 votes
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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: ...
Xavi López's user avatar
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5 votes
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Keep the ability to flag the same post again after Low quality flag has been disputed by an edit

When someone flag with a Low Quality Post a question or answer, and someone edits the post, the flag becomes disputed, which means that the flag is automatically dismissed and you lose the ability to ...
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