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I'm quite uncomfortable with the fact that there are many answers by specific users (especially in the "integration"-tag where I spent most of my time here) which are clearly pure CAS output. On top of that this fact is 1.) not even marked and 2.) horribly formatted which annoys me even more. Also this users where told many times that this is not an appropriate style of answering but this didn't lead to any change in their behaviour. Personally, I would tend to delete such answers and also sanction the poster if he gives this kind of answers frequently. But maybe there are better solutions for that kind of problem, but I'm curious how you are thinking about that. As related question: Should I flag this kind of answers?

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  1. Downvote
  2. Flag as Very Low Quality

Also, since you'll be adding flags to the system, don't forget to

  1. Participate in Review to help take the trash out.

(You don't get to review your own flags, this is just a general remark about keeping the balance between creating and resolving flags.)

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    $\begingroup$ A question regarding flagging for VLQ: Is the flag handled by diamond moderators or by reviewers of the low-quality queue or both? The reason I'm asking is that I've had such a flag declined (as opposed to disputed). $\endgroup$ – Daniel R Nov 13 '15 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ And a related question: Is there consensus among moderators that answers only containing CAS output should be deemed helpful and that the answer should be purged? $\endgroup$ – Daniel R Nov 13 '15 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ @DanielR There is no consensus among anyone about anything. This is why we vote. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Nov 13 '15 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ Strongly disagree with flagging/deleting these answers in many cases. Answers should only be deleted if they are not actually answers at all or are so poorly written that they are incomprehensible; answers that are merely bad answers are exactly what the downvote button is for. If the question is clearly asking only about how to derive the answer, then delete away, since such an answer isn't actually addressing the question. But in many cases the intent of the question isn't so clear. $\endgroup$ – Eric Wofsey Nov 13 '15 at 19:27

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