Thank you to Manishearth for giving me the idea here

Autonavigate/autocomment "close/flag offtopic" for MSO

As a very avid user of the Stack Exchange, I try to make this place the most efficient it can be. One of the tasks involved with this is flagging. In this particular case, it is flagging answers that only contain links. I come across at least 20 of these a day. As a result, I got tired of doing the same process over and over again. So I decided to automate the process

How to use

Find a ridiculous post that only contains a link

Click the Link Only link right next to the flag link

share | edit | flag | Link Only

It will bring up the flagging UI, and automatically navigate to the "not an answer flag option.

It will also downvote and leave this comment

It is great that you are trying to help the asker out. However, leaving an answer with only a link can be harmful in some cases. While your answer is good now, if the link were ever to die, your answer would lose it's value. So it will be helpful if you summarize the content from the article in your answer. See this question for clarification.

How to install

You can grab the Greasemonkey script from this location

Click here to view the source

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    It should be VLQ, not NAA. Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 2:53
  • @DannyBeckett Why? Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 5:15
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    From what I've understood, NAA is for answers that are completely 'not answers'. Like "I have this problem too"... or "Joe's answer doesn't work for me, why not?" Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 13:51
  • The capitalisation of "Link Only" in the bar at the bottom hurts. Seriously though, I'd recommend rewording the comment to make it sound a bit more polite, especially for new users. Overall though, not bad - makes quick flagging a lot easier! Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 11:13
  • @Qantas94Heavy Noted. I have made the comment more friendly Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 19:12


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