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I flagged an answer as "not an answer," but my flag was declined saying that the flag should not be used for a wrong answer.

In which cases should an answer be flagged as "not an answer"?

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The flag "not an answer" should be used when:

  • The answer was written by the OP who wrote an answer instead of editing the question to give more information
  • The answer was written by the OP who wrote an answer to ask more information to a user who wrote an answer
  • The answer was written by a user having the same problem as the OP, and wanting to know if the OP found a solution
  • The answer was written by a user to get more information about the question
  • The answer was written by a user to ask a different/related question

If somebody gives the wrong answer, there is nothing moderators can do. Wrong answers can be down-voted, but moderators should not be asked to judge the correctness of answers.

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