This answer is an example of an answer that is just a link, and to a page that requires a user account just to view.
Creating an account on that external site is free. You can even log in with a Launchpad SSO account. And it's even an official Ubuntu resource.
(In case that answer is removed or edited: it currently links to an Ubuntu Forums topic, which requires login to view, presumably because it may pertain to old versions of Ubuntu and thus be misleading to newcomers.)
But still. For most people, clicking the link would not immediately provide an answer. In effect, this adds another layer of indirection between the post here on Ask Ubuntu, and the information that might answer the question.
It seems to me that such answers should be flagged as not an answer or very low quality, and deleted. But maybe others think they should stay.
It seems to me that one thing to consider, in deciding if such answers should stay, is: How easy is it for members of the community (including, but not only, moderators and users with enough rep to flag), to know if the content behind the login-wall actually answers the question, at all?
What do you think? (I'm interested in moderators' views, but also the ideas of anyone else in the community who has an opinion on the matter.)