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Leaving a comment on non-answers

I have recently seen a non-answer in the First posts review queue that got me thinking: In addition to flagging as NAA, should I also leave the new user a comment, explaining that answer posts are ...
Nathan.Eilisha Shiraini's user avatar
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Bug permits me to flag an answer as "not an answer" multiple times

I was previously using this bug to my advantage, but now I'm being honest and reporting it. Anyway, normally, when you flag an answer as "not an answer" using the standard option and you have already ...
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Better understanding "not an answer" flags

I have flagged this post for not being an answer: Checking NVRAM on BootUp The flag was declined, as "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer". I am ...
Valmiky Arquissandas's user avatar
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...
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What should I do about a question I posted that is not answered?

This question I asked ("How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up”) is not being answered. What should I do?
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How is one sentence of unsubstantiated opinion the best answer?

I recently asked a question and received this answer: No, hard drives are in sealed enclosures and these images are marketing shots to give you an idea of the engineering inside. That's it. One ...
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Is this answer with 140 up votes really an answer?

I ran across this answer posted on a question so simple and direct the title says it all: What is the D-shaped icon next to my USB-C port? I've tried to capture the essence of the answer in the ...
I say Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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What should we do when new users post questions as an answer?

What should we do about stuff like Serge's answer to this question? On the one hand, his question seems similar too the one being asked and it would probably serve well as a comment or something ...
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Why was this First Post deleted even if it does not deserve deletion?

I was reviewing First Posts today and stumbled on this answer as a review audit. To me, it seems like such an answer would be allowed as: it isn't spam or offensive, it is an answer, as it eventually ...
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