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Questions and answers with a positive net score can't be flagged with VLQ flag. So, a post with a +1 you can downvote it and then cast the flag ;).


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As I wrote in the guidance we laid out prior to launch: Answers that do not even come close to meeting the constraints described in the question should be flagged as not an answer, and will be removed quickly. And: Answers that contain little more than a link will be deleted without question, comment or other ceremony. It's a little early to ...


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Is there anything we can do so community members can add more details as to why they are flagging a specific post as spam? They can/should be using custom moderator flags if it's not obvious the post is spam. However, since the custom flag option says "A problem not listed above that requires action by a moderator." it's understandable users choose the spam ...


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I do not think we should allow websites to act as "software" or "browser extensions". In this case, I agree with you completely, this is not an answer and as the OP said, I am looking for a program or browser extension ... Having said this, if the OP did not say "program" or "browser extension" and based possibly on how the question was worded, a website ...


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Yeah, flagging on the *Recs.SE sites is harder in general because some of the usual spam indicators don't hold up.The largest problem with red flags is that, due to their inherent penalty, they tend to have a much sharper drop-off in where people draw that threshold. It's worse on this and other sites, where there has to be a higher tolerance for fishy links....


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I think we should downvote such answers as they are "not useful" as soon as more than one answer is there. Imagine 5 of such answers under a question; Without any further information you have no chance of comparing them except to "check them out".


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While it may be arguable if the post can be counted as an answer, I see it as something between NAA and LQ: It definitely doesn't match the requirement listed. Usually in such cases, one would post a comment on the question asking if it is acceptable though; but you cannot do this with 1 rep. Solution: I've converted the post into a comment (it makes a very ...


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As we want software recommendations (instead of merely software mentions), an answerer that has multiple solutions in mind would ideally compare these solutions, and recommend when to use which. I think this works better in a single answer post (otherwise you would have to repeat this in every answer, and cross-reference all of them). So I even encourage ...


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If the answer doesn't fit the constraints of OP, then is NAA, if the answer lack information that allows people to evaluate accurately OP claims then is VLQ. If the answer is wrong or misleading telling the asker that some software do things they don't do then DV. I think that should be clear enough rules that can be enforced.


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