A couple of days ago I left an answer to a question. The question was not a good one. It was extremely broad and non specific. However, the core of it boiled down to two things: how do I use GNU/Linux, and how do I use python.
The answer I left began by reminding the new user that this style of question is a bad fit for a stackexchange site, with links to the help center advice for how to ask a good question.
Then, I gave brief answers to the two questions, both of which were essentially: learn by doing, experiment with what is available to you.
I gave multiple links to the user showing how their question could be answered by some simple web searches.
However, I did not explicitly copy/paste information from the links.
The answer I gave was then flagged for deletion as it
"does not provide an answer to the question".
According to the help center, answers may be removed if they
do not fundamentally answer the question.
I believe that the given answer does answer the question that was asked.
It seems that the consensus is that even poor questions should be given a fair answer.
With all of this in mind, what are the reasons this answer was flagged for deletion?