I started looking at the flag queue again the other day, and there seems to be a lot of this going on. Is there a way to implement a custom flag for this so we can call it how it is without violating the don't flag NAA as custom thing since it's a vastly more specific thing?

Q: How do I resolve some issue with XYZ?
A: You do this.

another answer: A: I have this same problem but on this other forked distro. How do I get it working on Mint? (or insert some other blob part to the asking a question as an answer that makes it off-topic)

So the not an answer flag fits, but it seems weird to me that there were so many of these cropping up recently. It also seems like a more severe misuse of the system than "Thanks" or "Me too."

  • So you want to sort the flag queue so you see these on top so to speak? It's not really that different from a normal "me too" IMHO..
    – Seth
    Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 22:38
  • @Seth - Yes. The heuristic for it would be tough to do, but a human being able to say - NAA and is off-topic. More than just a Me too... Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 22:40

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As Seth points out, there's a bit of confusion over whether you mean Questions or Answers but in both cases just voting against it is pretty prejudicial.

If you get a whole load of downvotes, you'll likely end up banned from answering for a while.

  • hold up let me find an example Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 22:28
  • Wait, we have quality Answers ban?
    – Braiam
    Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 22:52
  • @Braiam There are automated bans for asking, answering, suggesting edits and reviewing.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 23:14
  • Err.. "reviewing", really? I'm only aware of the audits that bans you automatic (for the others I know, but the question quality ban but for answers was the one I was refering to)
    – Braiam
    Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 23:26

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