Questions tagged [link-only-answers]

Link only answers are answers that are barely more than a link to another page.

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Help readers understand what “link-only answer” is in canned comments sent from Low Quality queue

I noticed that the canned link-only answer message is currently plain text, while some other messages have links helping reader better understand used concepts. For example, current message for not ...
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Enable the VLQ flag option on upvoted posts for users with good flagging history

On posts with a positive score, the very low quality flag option isn't enabled. This is great for many instances - if a post is +7, it's most likely high quality. We don't want unexperienced users ...
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Code detection heuristics for possible link-only answers should be a little bit smarter

This answer came up on my radar. The first thing I noticed about it was its inappropriate use of inline code formatting for something that is not code. Naturally, I tried to edit it:    ...
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When should I defer from flagging a link only answer?

What made me ask? I flagged this (only for 10K users) answer as a Not an Answer, moderator declined it saying declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Mod “not an answer” flag queue: Display if there's an accepted/high-voted answer

Lots of "not an answer" flags are for link-only answers. Most of them are of low score and not accepted. It would be pretty useful if there was a quick way to see if the same question has an accepted ...
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What to do with a question which is a “duplicate” of 2 different questions?

This question seems to have several possible answers. One (for now) exists as an answer to this question; OP indicated that the answer is not good enough (might be good for future viewers though, so ...
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Appropriate way to refer to your own Feature Request from a related post?

I recently made the feature request Support browser "reader views" to allow user-controlled formatting This is a standalone FR, but it is also a relevant as a potential solution (and at ...
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Keep the ability to flag the same post again after Low quality flag has been disputed by an edit

When someone flag with a Low Quality Post a question or answer, and someone edits the post, the flag becomes disputed, which means that the flag is automatically dismissed and you lose the ability to ...
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Edit rejected for changing too much of the original post on link only answer

I recently encountered this link only answer and edited it to include the content from the jsfiddle link. The suggested edit was rejected however (by a ratio of 3:2). What is the correct proceedure ...
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Not An Answer flag on Link Only Answer declined without action

I went through the 10K mod tool flag queue and flag this link only answer as not an answer, which got rejected. Answer text (full) is: For those wondering, here is another website showing a way to ...