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tldr; YES Often these Stackexchange pages are ranked amongst the highest results by search engines, so any questions who's answer may have been easily found in a google search should be welcomed here with open arms. Often times the actual answer is displayed in the results page of a google search, so that is a bonus. The real issue is that we should be ...


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Was I wrong in flagging it as not an answer? Or better, why was i wrong to flag it as not an answer? The "not an answer" flag is incorrect in this context. The answer is a direct response to your question intended to help you and others in your situation. I would use the "not an answer" flag more for situations where someone has ...


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First off, thank you for taking the discussion to Meta instead of in comments! This is the right place to hash out "meta" level discussions like this one. Second, sorry to hear about your troubles with the disk! To tackle your questions here: Was I wrong in flagging it as not an answer? Or better, why was i wrong to flag it as not an answer? I ...


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I'm aware of this shift and I admit I found the change a little unexpected and jarring at first. But I don't really agree with the thrust of this question. For one thing the question isn't "hidden" in that big bold block of large-print text at the top of the page. Yes, when viewed like an email, it is slightly odd. But once you know about it, it'...


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