I would say the best thing to do is a DV. By all means leave a comment asking them to expand on their answer; but low quality content should be DVed (that is how the sorting process works to always have the best answers on the top).
There is a rather thick gray line between what is low quality and not an answer, or just a low effort post.
When you are ...
I removed the comments. No hard feelings I hope. I truly expect batFINGER was trying to help, and not being a troll. Thing is some of us kind of get bothered (myself included) when someone says "I searched everywhere" or "spent days looking for this" etc.
I'm not making excuses for that first comment, it was out of place.
You need 15 reputation (which you ...
I use to flag using the custom reason with something as simple as "Link only answer."
As a mod now, that would be great.
Just so you know among the three general flag types:
not an answer
very low quality
in need of moderator intervention
which of those you use does not make much of a difference. Those three are all handled the same way by us ...
Going back to the title, if the image really isn't an advert, but more of a user friendly way to introduce a .blend file, is that okay?
Under this theme, these may resolve the issue of unsolicited or solicited for that matter branding:
Here are a few logo less alternatives that avoid the image-text alignment issues of @Davids suggestions by putting text ...
As stated in Old, abandoned questions with unaccepted answers we should not close a question just to get rid of it.
We should not be closing questions like Sharp edges while maintaining circular shape, Custom trackpad pan/zoom/rotate behavior add-on, Using a BI texture in Cycles, Creases at cutoff parts of normal map wrap, etc.
Here is an example of one ...
Should +1 and thanks comments be a declined flag?
Should a "thank you" comment be flagged?
Should “Thank you” comments be flagged? (really is a separate post)
If you read some of the posts on the meta, you will quickly see two things.
Yes you can flag a "Thanks" comments as Too chatty.
"Thanks" comments are not a big deal.
I personally don't ...
ok, take two :)
(if you want to read about "How do I do X" type of questions see my first answer.)
Lets start with the close reason:
Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or ...
Go to the page linked in the message: Your flags (only viewable to you and mods). This is the same page that the "Helpful Flags" link on the "Activity" tab of your profile page goes to.
There is no button, or anything like in the review queue. All SE wants you to do is read the message under the flag(s) in question, and make sure you understand why your ...
From reading about "spam" on SE, I would say that is not "spam" but it should not be in the posts.
Quoting from the first line of when to flag as spam
A post should be marked as spam ONLY when it contains an unsolicited advertisement.
The "Hosted by Blend-Exchange" is considered a unsolicited advertisement. - flag as spam.
I would say yes, go ahead and mark it as a duplicate. (I just closed the linked question as duplicate.)
Usually, there is no harm in adding links to a place where other answers may help - the age of the question does not matter. If it has been answered else where on this site, why not point others to it?
There is an added bonus to marking old questions ...
Flagging is the wrong approach
Blend-Exchange isn't "adverting"
Blend-Exchange is just suggesting use of these images
It really doesn't constitute irrelevant adverting spam
If they are a problem editing is the correct approach
Flagging is the wrong approach
Firstly I'd like to say that posts shouldn't be marked as spam just because they ...
First I do not consider "How do I do X" type of questions primarily opinion based. If we are going to say that for example this is primarily opinion based, then nearly every question that is not asking what a specific button does would be closed as such. (You could make the argument that it is too broad, but more on that later.)
I too have seen some ...
I like Samoth's idea of posting a better answer, with or without a downvote of a correct, but not very detailed one. However, to me two other bits of information should be taken to account: who'd asked the question, and who answered. If an experienced user posted the question, an answer similar to that described in the original question might be quite ...
I would really encourage not to DV short answers. Commenting about elaboration is good. But if it technically answers the question (what you included), then it is a good answer. There are so many "maybe" answers which should be DVed.
But if you want more details that you'd see yourself that could be added - why not make it a community answer? Or post your ...