Linked Questions

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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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Should I flag answers which contain only a link as “not an answer”? [duplicate]

More than often I get a lot of itch when I see an answer which contains only a link. For example this one. Check this link, it will solve your query.. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/...
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*How* link-only does a post need to be before it's link-only? [duplicate]

Triggered by this answer; quoting: You are on the right track. Take a look at this article. There are many other articles on that topic I think, so choose one and try to understand it. Another ...
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Why was my answer, a link to the documentation, deleted? [duplicate]

Kev deleted an answer that I wrote here: How to add contacts from your application and save it in the addressbook? I've tried to address his comment, though I still disagree with it. Please undelete ...
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Should link-only answers be flagged? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I flag answers which contain only a link as “not an answer”? I came across this answer in the 10K tools, which was flagged as not an answer. Since it's ...
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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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Answers which are considered too short to be a good answer shouldn't be used for review audits [duplicate]

I have had review audits several times in the review queues which are mostly fine. They usually included a short (non comprehensive) description of the solution and a link to a howto with the full ...
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Link-only answers in Low Quality review - how are these (are these?) supposed to be dealt with? [duplicate]

About two weeks ago I performed some reviews from Low Quality queue. Per my recollection, back then I commented on about 60-80 link-only answers. Today, I checked posts I commented from review queue. ...
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Difference between answer and comment [duplicate]

What is, here on the Stack Exchange platform, the difference between an answer and a comment? I answered a post (first post) and somebody told me it was a comment not an answer, even though it sounded ...
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Thank you, Shog9

@Shog9, a longtime Community Manager here at Stack Exchange, has just tweeted that he is no longer working at Stack Overflow: @shog9: Well... I suddenly find myself in need of work. If anyone's ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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Stack Overflow technology makes me write bad answers

Today I had some time and felt like writing a relatively good answer on Stack Overflow; explaining both the underlying mechanisms and good practices, unlike usual declarative answers in a "do that" ...
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6answers
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

About reviewing The review queues contain posts that possibly need further action from the community, like improvement, closure or deletion. By presenting those posts for peer-review, the system aims ...
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6answers
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Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue

The 10K tools are pretty cool... You get a birds-eye view of activity on the site, a "dashboard" view of what's happening. Some of the individual tools haven't scaled particularly well with Stack ...
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What purpose does Meta Stack Exchange serve for *you*?

Note: I am aware that this is the epitome of an opinion-based question. I am explicitly asking for people's personal opinions. Bearing in mind that this is meta and it works differently from a regular ...

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