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I flagged this answer as NAA.
The reasoning behind it being that it is clearly an attempted comment on the answer right below it.
This flag has since been rejected for flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer.

Without the answer below it, the first answer is simply gibberish unrelated to the question.

Should I flag this differently? Should I in stead have down-voted it?
The information is clearly useful, simply miss-placed.

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Yes, you are right, I've misinterpreted this, and your flag was correct.

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    Thank you, and sorry for being a pain in the rear end :) – Reaces Aug 20 '15 at 12:10
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I don't think that throwing a NAA flag was the correct thing to do here, I would have declined it too.

Some time ago I wrote a Q&A about the NAA flag and it's (mis)use, it is still relevant and is applicable here.

I think you could have done better. In particular you could have flagged Other and left information to the effect that it should be a comment, with a link to the answer it should be a comment to.

Better still would be to edit it into the relevant answer then flag other and request deleting with an explanation of why and what you did.

  • For the better still: I can't turn questions into comments with an edit. And I wasn't 100℅ sure if the comment was valid. – Reaces Aug 23 '15 at 8:53
  • No, but you can read what I said :) You can edit the text/meaning of the comment into the relevant answer and then flag the comment for deletion explaining why ... – Iain Aug 23 '15 at 15:03
  • I did read that part. That's why I added the part about not being sure if the comment was valid :P – Reaces Aug 23 '15 at 15:07

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