I would disagree with your interpretation of the linked post. When I read this post, I drew from it two "tests" that were proposed. Lets take a look at a couple of longer excerpts to keep things in context.
Is there even one tiny speck of information there? No. Even the title of the page being linked to would have provided something to go on, but that was entirely too much work.
So let me be clear: this sort of response is not an answer. If you see this, flag it. Moderators, if you see it flagged, delete it.
Yes, they're both very short, and yes, they contain links. But strip the markup, and you still get at least a little bit of useful information.
So, we draw from this two tests to determine if this is one of the non-answers that are being discussed:
- Is there even one tiny speck of information there?
- Yes, it may an answer.
- No, it is not an answer.
- If you strip all the markup, do you still get at least a little bit of useful information?
- Yes, may be an answer.
- No, it is not an answer.
So, let's apply these tests to the post your flagged.
Test #1 Is there even one tiny speck of information? By the quoted passage, "even the title of the page being linked to" provides something, so I would say yes.
Test #2 If you strip all the markup, do you still get at least a little bit of useful information? Again, we at least have some understanding of what was being linked to, so it does contain some information. At the very least you could do a web search with the information in it's non-marked up form and still be able to find information similar to the link.
It may not be relevant information to the question at hand or it may be technically inaccurate. But that doesn't make it not an answer by the standards in that post.
It may make it a low quality answer, but I would have to conclude that it is an answer.
Flags are not meant to indicate technical inaccuracies or wrong answers.
However, I will grant that in his examples of answers that are short and primarily links, he does go on to say this:
Does that mean these answers should forever hang around the site? No, not necessarily - if it turns out they're just not that useful, they should probably still be removed - or at very least, down-voted so that they rank below other answers.
Which is followed immediately by:
Just remember: if the text of the post contains an honest attempt at answering the question, then it is an answer - so don't flag it otherwise, and if you do, don't complain if your flag gets declined.
Ultimately, you can choose to disagree, but by those standards and my judgement based on those standards, this was an answer and a "not an answer" flag should have been declined.