I raised a flag, not a answer (link only answer) for this answer.

Answer only provide youtube tutorial link . But flag is declined with message:

declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer

What I am missing here.

Screenshot in case answer is deleted.

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    Not sure why this flag got declined tho, all I can say is that I casted the last delete vote on this answer, so it is gone now.
    – Videonauth
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 7:26
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    I'm not sure why this flag got declined either. I cast the first delete vote on this answer.
    – karel
    Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 10:46

2 Answers 2


It seems to have been a mistake, I think. I would agree with your flag. As others pointed out, it got deleted via community vote now anyway.

Thanks for reporting and sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.


Sometimes I don't feel self-confident enough to flag an answer without commenting below it to explain the reason why I flagged it to other reviewers, but I think it's safe to flag link-only answers like this one as "not an answer" without commenting. I was also asked by a moderator to stop using custom flags for link-only answers and use "not an answer" as the reason to flag link-only answers instead.

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