Linked Questions

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What do we do with answers that are just links to other Stack Overflow answers?

Googling for a solution to disable HTML5 form validation last night, I came across this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6112266/html5-form-validation-custom-info-message There is one ...
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3answers
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“Trivial answer converted to comment” should not bypass the 50-rep restriction

I just handled a flag on a comment by a user with exactly 1 reputation, which was left on a question belonging to a completely different user. The user who left this comment has never gained a single ...
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3answers
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Can't link-only answers be auto-deleted instead of showing up in the review queue?

On /review, I am shown many trivial link-only answers. The simplest case are links where the visible text matches the href. Plenty of others have links where the visible text is notably shorter than ...
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2answers
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Please notify people of the reasons for chat suspension

I cannot put it more eloquently than Lasse did: Why aren't the users who get suspended notified of the reason for this? I mean, if the purpose of the suspension is to get someone to improve ...
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What happened to Moderators respecting the editing grace period?

This answer (10k link) was converted to a comment by a moderator while I was editing it (during the grace period). Admittedly in its original form the answer was not fleshed out enough, but why so ...
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1answer
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List of Reasons for Automatic System Content Modification

When does the system automatically modify content (such as votes, question, answer, or comment text)? What automatic changes does the system make to questions? answers? comments? This FAQ should ...
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1answer
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How could a user with 1 reputation point leave a comment?

On this question on Super User … How to Copy Mac files to external NTFS hard drive? … there is a comment: Yes, it is possible. Check out this question: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/447/… – ...
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Make it clearer that an answer was converted into a comment, not just deleted

When an answer is converted into a comment, it is marked as "deleted". This can lead to great confusion as to why the answer was deleted, unless the moderator leaves a comment. Either of these would ...
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1answer
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What is a “non-wiki answer” on Stack Overflow?

What is "non-wiki answer" ? For example there's a badge: Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. What answers are non-wiki?
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4answers
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Long-term goal: Automated StackOverflow sandbox site for beginners?

First, this a long-term idea and I'm hoping we brainstorm(this isn't all-or-none). And please think about the overall idea, not a single implementation roadblock. It seems that a lot of problems are ...
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1answer
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Show all users if a post was converted to a comment, instead of just the owner

When a user's post is converted to a comment, they see a message about it on the post itself: However, that only works for the post owner; other users see: Is it possible to generalize the first ...
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2answers
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Convert link only answers into comment instead of deleting them

While reviewing "Low Quality Posts", often I used to see answers in 2 categories Answers referring to a 3rd party site or other questions in Stack Exchange. Answers referring some sort of suggestions ...
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Community ads posts are taken as “trivial” and converted to comments

It seems that the new feature "Trivial answer converted to comment" interferes with the community ads. Any ad post which by design only contains a hyperlinked image is converted to a comment. This ...
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1answer
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User was able to leave a comment without having the required privilege [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could a user with 1 reputation point leave a comment? Converted to comment On this question question, a user named Ben Brooks left a comment with only 1 reputation. ...
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2answers
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Quoting answers in other questions

Suppose that someone answers one question, but it is also the solution to another question. Is it fine to quote it, adding a comment and link of course to acknowledge the original author? Should I ...

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