Linked Questions

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Should we flag answers that only contain a link to another Stack Overflow answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do we do with answers that are just links to other Stack Overflow answers? There are many, many answers that simply contain a link to another Stack Overflow answer, ...
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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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Convincing wrongness of link only answers

I recently got into a discussion with a relatively new user over link only answers. We were discussing over How to create a button with a CSS-animated background?, and the OP asked Anyone have any ...
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Moderator deleted question which had significant value [closed]

I have 18,000+ reputation on Stack Overflow, so I understand the importance of closing and deleting questions and answers which are of little value to the community or which may lead to opinionated ...
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Guess I have still not got the hang of it? [duplicate]

I flagged a post since it contained bare links. And I used this option And then it was rejected with this I have been flagging posts using that option for a long time now. Has anything changed? On ...
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Can I undo a moderator's conversion from an answer to a comment? [closed]

SVN Revision Version in .NET Assembly w/ out CC.NET I answered a question - with a valid answer that addressed the question. However, a moderator converted it to a comment and notated it by leaving ...
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Editing a question with only a JSFiddle link does not work

I can't edit a question that has a jsfiddle link because it has a lack of code. Can we get privileged users able to bypass restriction? The question had some really poor formatting and linking and I ...
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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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Edit in content, from third party, to link only answer?

I just ran into this in the suggested edits review: Suggested Edit Its literally a link only answer, but apparently it was helpful and was up-voted and accepted. Now (a few years after the answer ...
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2answers
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Does adding a link to your answer make it more likely to be flagged?

Recently a user posted about meta that his answer was converted to a comment. The answer was in this form Foo is thing, so it already frobs the widget so there's no need to specialfrob it. ...
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1answer
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Line between link farm (low quality) and reasonable

As I understand it the goal of this network of sites is to be an awesome no nonsense reference facility. When reviewing answers with the review tool though I see a large number of answers that I find ...
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1answer
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Since moderators are just asking users to flag a custom “Link only answer,” can we permanently make this a flag option? [duplicate]

For a couple weeks, moderators have been declining not an answer flags on link-only answers: declined - Please don't flag link only answers as 'not an answer': When should you decide whether to ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Why was my link only answer flag for this question declined? [duplicate]

Why was my (Link only answer) flag for this question declined with the message: flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
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Is the user a serial google-copy-paster, or a part-time bot?

I just noticed a particular user that has a large amount of throwaway answers. They seem to almost always take the form: This may be of help [or another generic phrase]: [link/pasted code] ...

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