This reminds me of a strange experience I had in ServerFault last week. I answered a question about MySQL Tuning. I had links to several questions I answered (which were accepted) in the past from DBA.SE, SO as well as SF. I got slammed with 2 down votes and a stern comment from the moderator stating that my answer, which was full types about 4 sentences (each sentence had a hyperlink, enough for a small paragraph) was like an attempt to spam just my answers. IMHO the links provided did answer the question. The moderator felt otherwise. I summarily deleted my answer to avoid further collateral damage.
So, if anyone in DBA.SE sees just the links in someone's submitted answer, I think the submitter of the question should be the one to judge the question. The community could voice their opinion properly after reading the links provided and taking an honest look before doing a Simon Cowell on answers. I know DBA.SE is definitely a step above this because I have found many great minds and great answers here who are honest and candid enough to critique answers of others, respect their viewpoints, present their viewpoints, and let the community drive answers and foster an environment for new questions.
The content of short answers should be evaluated with regard to whether or not it contributes to getting the correct answer. If an answer, just being a link, does not say enough other than DUH, then we should expect proper counsel from anyone in the DBA.SE.