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I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagginghttps://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

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I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.

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I can't speak for how other sites handle link only flags - but the post you mentioned doesn't seem to meet our standards for general flagging.

If you read http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/flagging it explains that the primary reason to flag is when you see something bad.

I see no guidance on the site help here where link only answers are prohibited - just as we don't prohibit wrong answers. Those sort of things are designed to be handled through two processes:

  1. Reputation limits make people participate in ways that others will vote and comment when their initial efforts are outside the site norms or objectively not useful.
  2. Closure and voting and peer moderation handle almost all the cases of people figuring out how to contribute when they don't read the help center on how to make a good question or how to show research. Answers live and die by votes and good questions usually have a handful of thoughtful, useful answers to rise above the rest.

Specifically on Ask Different, we've tried to explain how NAA flags are moderated in this thread:

Going over that, I would expect the moderator looked a the question (if needed) - it looks decent enough to me. The initial text of the answer is certainly not link only. It also appears to be helpful and relevant to the issue at hand. Best of all, it was a new user that got constructive feedback, took that to heart and there's a pretty decent answer now.

Hopefully this makes sense to your question here.