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My answer to this question was removed by a moderator for no apparent reason. While brief, it provided the correct answer to the question. I'd like to know why it was removed. Could it be that there is a bias against shorter answers?

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  • I'd agree that there is a bias, since I find short, comment like answers distasteful myself, but I do agree with you that moderator removal is not nessecarily the right answer. – Rewan Demontay Nov 25 '20 at 18:25
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    @RewanDemontay I'd say that "size doesn't matter" in this case. If a question can be answered with a short, direct answer, then that answer is preferrable to an unnecessarely wordier one – David Nov 26 '20 at 8:15
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Short, low quality answers are automatically flagged by the system. From there they go into a review queue. If two reviewers (or one mod) agree then the post is deleted.

Here is an example which is halfway to being deleted as you can see from the comments and the timeline.

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  • How does the system determine if an answer is "low quality"? The example you link shows an answer (chess24.com) to a question (where to find certain type of videos?) – David Dec 7 '20 at 14:31

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