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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Which SO (not MSO) behaviors are we most “losing the battle” against?

It occurred to me today that there are quite a few things that we, as human beings, are naturally inclined to do on SO but really "ought" not to for the sake of the site. They're the kind of things ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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3answers
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Add a “link-only answer” flag reason

Typically when I see a link-only answer, I have to use a custom flag and explain in the text box that it is, usually simply in the form of typing just "link-only answer." I think that there should be ...
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1answer
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Stack Overflow has taken up religion!

On scrolling quickly through the all sites view, icons tend to get mixed up. Its still happening as of version 0.1.31, on a different view this time. Can't see it? Look at the first question in the ...
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5answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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Group link-only answers and veiled-as-answers answers into their own category

Alright, I have taken both this and this question into account. Both of these questions have been answered by stating that these link-only answers should be custom flagged with a clear description of ...
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1answer
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Low quality, but looks salvageable - trying to pick between 'Looks Good' and 'Recommend Deletion' [duplicate]

Doing reviews in low quality queue I often stumble upon weak attempts at answers that nevertheless look like salvageable. As a rule, these are brief opinions / recommendations that could possibly ...
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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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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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