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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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Right way to answer a question with just a link [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I've replied to a question and I think that the suggestion was right, but I got a -1 score. I ...
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Answer deleted by a moderator - reconsideration? [duplicate]

My answer to How to modify uitable cell color according to data in table (in Matlab)? was deleted. I believe this is an error. In my answer I provided a link to a website article that I had just ...
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How should I flag/downvote answers/questions that are just links without summaries? [duplicate]

There have been several times in the last few days where one of two things have happened: I find an old post that answers a question with only a link (bad practice), but it's the accepted answer, and ...
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Why are “barely more than a link to an external site” answers deleted? [duplicate]

I just had an answer deleted by @Flexo that meets the criteria "barely more than a link to an external site". Those with sufficient privileges can see it here: different between CRC8 , CRC16 and ...
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Posting link to my own site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? How to refer to your blog when answering? Sometimes I have posted my own blog post as an ...
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Should I downvote an answer that has no meaningful content, other than a link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? If someone just writes a link on their answer (without any summary), should I downvote? What ...
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Answer converted to a comment [duplicate]

Today this happened to me. I was trying to answer a question and provided a link that can help the OP in solving the question. Why did the system converted it to a comment? How come it identifies one ...
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Why was this answer deleted by a moderator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Answer to this question: http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/11408216/ios5-storyboard-version-of-...
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Is it not good to provide links to the answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I am just one month old to Stack Overflow. I just want to know if it is not good to provide ...
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Best practices for question answering — include by value or by reference? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? Question triggered by comment thread here. What is considered "best practice" for use of external ...
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Is it a right place for finding the reason of why my post removed? [duplicate]

is it a right place to get a comments on why the answer was removed? I posted a direct link to the product, which is exactly an answer to the question asked here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Should the content of answers found on non-SE sites be copied to SE or linked to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? I have seen answers to questions which consist of a brief summary (i.e. not able to stand ...
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How to handle an answer that only points to a resource? [duplicate]

When I'm reviewing items I sometimes come across answers like this: Here's what you are looking for: www.domain.com/resource.aspx How should one handle these? By adding a comment?
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Is it acceptable to allow people to post Q&A style questions linking to external sites? [duplicate]

As a specific example I'm thinking this which I came across: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15670702/simple-way-to-develop-a-mobile-app-in-html5-using-phonegap/15723852#15723852 Ok it seems ...

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