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I opt that we should consider an answer to be NAA if it does not even partially try to answer one of the questions asked in the question (in German: Thema verfehlt). In particular this contains answers, which would be valid answers to another (probably non-existant) question. If an answer addresses the problem that has been stated to motivate the question ...


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While I second Wrzlprmft's position and reasoning, I also acknowledge that it is more difficult than one might think to come to an agreement what a question is all about and whether an answer adresses it at least partially or not. Furthermore, even when we see a 100% clear NAA post we cannot be sure that the poster didn't try to answer the question and just ...


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After some consideration, I think we should not delete such answers for the following reasons: They are not causing much harm. For the deletion of an answer to be at issue, at least one person must have spotted it and this person can also downvote it (and is very likely to have done so). Moreover delete votes can only be cast on answers with a negative ...


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What is a noteworthy reference is a decision left to the reader I think the rationale behind this becomes clear by employing contraposition: If it was not left to the reader, the site would have to agree on what constitutes a noteworthy reference. I see no mechanism for reaching such an agreement, and if there was, feel that such an agreement would unfairly ...


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Poor post should not stay. We are here to provide good content for users to learn, and to find answers to their questions. How bad is a single-liner? Of course as you had already mentioned we can not draw a clear line when a single-liner is sufficient to answer a question or when not. A robot pointing to answers possibly having a "very low quality (auto)...


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I'd like to emphasize something here, because it seems to be overlooked a lot: Comments are not for lackluster answers. If you see an answer that clearly attempts to address the asker's problem but doesn't do so rigorously (or arrives at the wrong result), this is not something that should be converted to a comment. It should be downvoted. A good comment ...


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Whenever we see an answer we feel it does not answer a post we can take to following actions: Comment on the post to suggest an improvement. On gaining the privilege to comment we also take some responsibility to help new user to get around with our model. Edit the post to improve it. Those edits do not necessarily have to be minor. In case they keep the ...


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