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How should helpful answers that are just links be handled? [duplicate]

There has been a "movement" of sorts on Stack Overflow. Users are flagging questions that are just a link or little more than a link, like: https://stackoverflow.com/a/4737028/396458 https://...
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33 votes
5 answers
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Should there be a policy about 'One-Link-Only-Answers'? [duplicate]

See also: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? | Is it okay to answer a Stack Overflow question with a link? | Why is linking bad? Related: How do I properly ...
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16 votes
8 answers
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Is it okay to answer a Stack Overflow question with a link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Just wondering what the etiquette for posting links should be. Let’s say you find a post or ...
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6 votes
2 answers
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Can my answer to a question be a link to another question? [duplicate]

I came across a question which is indirectly related to a clearly answered questions in Stack Overflow. Can my answer be a link to that question (all similar questions)?
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9 votes
3 answers
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Are link-only answers poor practice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Are answers that consist solely or almost solely of a link poor practice? I mean, assuming ...
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Why was my upvoted answer deleted? [duplicate]

My answer on Using C# to check if string contains a string in string array was deleted by a moderator despite having 1 up vote. I would like to understand why?
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12 votes
5 answers
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On posting outside links to the answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I'm new to Stack Overflow, but have been around on various forums for a while. I have noticed ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a moderator on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I answered a question about URL Rewriting in asp.net. The question URL is how to remove the extension .aspx of first login page on my web application My answer to the question was pretty simple. "...
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2 answers
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Trivial Answer is still the correct answer [duplicate]

I was answering this question but when I answered, my answer was converted to a comment. I think I understand the point of this system but I still feel robbed. The answer I posted was short but ...
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6 votes
2 answers
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Why was my answer, linking to my Google Code project, deleted? [duplicate]

My answer to a question was recently deleted by Andrew Barber (20K+ member) and I am wondering why. It fundamentally answers the question (although it wasn't the accepted answer) and was also up-voted ...
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-6 votes
1 answer
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how to avoid banning for posting a link [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? How can I link to an external resource in a community-friendly way? I just a posted an ...
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11 votes
4 answers
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Dealing with "check this [link]" answers [duplicate]

I recently ran through some "Not an answer" flags, and I've noticed a recurring theme. There are a large number of answers that take this form: Check this link: http://example.com/blog-post-that-...
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-11 votes
2 answers
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Should an answer linking to another answer be converted to a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? As the moderator who converted my answer to a comment will not respond, I would like some ...
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0 votes
2 answers
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What is Stack Overflow's take on link only answers? [duplicate]

I was reviewing first posts on Stack Overflow when this answer came up. I ended up doing "No action needed" as it was only a link, nothing to upvote or flag (so I thought). It turned out to be a ...
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-16 votes
4 answers
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Why was my answer consisting of a link to Gist deleted by a moderator? [duplicate]

I posted an answer to a question here. Kendo UI Template: Invalid Template Error. A moderator deleted my post, saying that I was "promoting my site" and they don't allow external links. a) I see ...
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