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This tag is for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.

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I am personally starting to be a bit fed up with the prevalence of what I call "linking hit-and-runs" answers (Example). The major problems with these types of answer are that: They require the … ” answers. LAR Calculator The following program calculates the ratio of posts considered to be "linking hit-and-runs" in the Stack Exchange Network data dumps. Simply run it in the same directory as the …
asked Feb 2 '10 by Andrew Moore
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anything you can do about that. Before, answers were sorted by votes/time, which led to the problem of people posting small, incomplete answers in order to get the accepted answer. Now they are sorted by votes/random, which solves that particular issue but brings out others. …
answered Feb 12 '10 by Andrew Moore
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A simple formula would enable us to calculate the controversy percentage of one question: (MIN(UpVotes,DownVotes)+1)/(MAX(UpVotes,DownVotes)+1) Of course, one question would need over 4 votes or so …
answered Jul 28 '09 by Andrew Moore
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For a background of the problem, see this other question. Feature Proposal This feature proposal is reduce posting of "linking hit-and-runs" answers. An answer is a "linking hit-and-run" if … answer anyway, the answer is marked community wiki and no reputation is gained. Deny: Outright deny posting the answer. This should reduce the number of users posting small and cryptic answers linking …
asked Feb 2 '10 by Andrew Moore
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-hit wonder answers of just posting a link when some of us actually try to write a complete answer and then gets ignored because someone posted a totally incomplete answer answer posted as such: Oh … Look! This link will answer your question! Which is not the kind of answers SO should have. Downvote this answer all you wish, the only people which are disadvantaged by the change are the cowboys …
answered Aug 26 '09 by Andrew Moore