I'm talking about this answer which says:

The link below explains the default rated (180VA) receptacles. [link]

I see no difference between this one and the canonical "i think you should take The tutorial HERE". Without the link, there is no single fact mentioned in the answer which helps the user with their question.

Have I perhaps overlooked something?

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's a self-answer. I wonder if that made a difference. It if were me, I would convert that answer into a comment. Then close the question as a duplicate. [I'll wait for Dave to chime in.] \$\endgroup\$ Jul 21, 2019 at 18:06

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Just because a moderator does not ultimately affirm a flag, it does not mean that you shouldn't have raised it.

In this case, I reviewed the flag, and decided that the fact that it was a self-answer was enough of an extenuating circumstance to allow the answer to stand as-is.

Of course, any edits that improve on the answer would be welcome.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I indeed missed the fact that it was a self-answer (I've likely seen it in a review queue). I still don't think it's an answer worth keeping, but I see how bad it feels to punish a user who volunteered to share something they found helpful. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 22, 2019 at 6:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Short answers are often seen by the servers as 'low quality' and sent to a review queue to be judged by others, but flagging it as a non-answer early on can speed things up by a few days. \$\endgroup\$
    – user105652
    Jul 24, 2019 at 21:25

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