This question:

Comand: "unity-control-center background" not working

got an answer, simply just this:

unity-control-center appearance

Well, it works perfectly. I've tested it and I voted it up. When I came back to edit it. Ooops gone!

I agree that it should be flagged as low quality, But I do not with removing it. Now, the question has no answer and any one comes later cannot know that there was a working solution.

I think it will be helpful if it is left as a comment at least. Or could we have some thing like HOLD period similar to questions.

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    you could edit in more information to save answers like that... anyway just a command is never a good answer. – Mateo Jul 15 '14 at 16:58
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    I don't know if it's been undeleted in the mean time but the 'answer' is still there. It's a horrible answer though. No explanation, no nothing. – terdon Jul 15 '14 at 17:10
  • @terdon yep it's back :). – user.dz Jul 15 '14 at 17:13
  • @Mateo, just a command, it could be even harmful without explanations. But like I lost a helpful hint – user.dz Jul 15 '14 at 17:16
  • now that is better, it shows why, and how to verify. – Mateo Jul 15 '14 at 17:31
  • @mateo, I just want if we can get larger time slot before it is deleted. Low Quality Posts queue too quick & there is no hold period. This pushing me get different behavior, to be evil :), Clone it or let's say Steal it, add more explanation, flag that dummy answer to be deleted :D collect my bonus! – user.dz Jul 15 '14 at 17:43
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    Sure, this is "the best answer rises to the top" lazy answers like "here's the link" "run command:"(with no explanation) or "the first hit on google answers", even if they are technically correct aren't going very far. I have seen may situations where several people essentially have the same commands - except one person formats it, adds more information, and has links to back it up, and maybe even pictures, that gets my upvote. plus I have seen more harm come from short half answers, that don't explain the process of doing something to a new user. – Mateo Jul 15 '14 at 17:55
  • @Mateo so your are saying that the FGITW doesn't exist in AU?! O_O – Braiam Jul 15 '14 at 23:53
  • @Braiam nope, it still happens ;) – Mateo Jul 16 '14 at 0:00

If I had a problem like that with a really trite answer, I might comment that the OP should add details and that if they didn't, I might.

That being a given, I don't think people with delete votes or that use downvotes a lot would downvote or vote to delete an answer with that sort of comment.

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