As from question title, I am interested in knowing what is the current shared community view in regards to link only answers that are also self answers.
Normal link only answers should just be flagged/downvoted as low quality. But my question is - should self answers be treated differently?
My main concern is that a self link only answer, especially if posted together with the question seem to be just a way to publicize the posted link to increase traffic, which made me wonder if the mods have some tools they can use to confirm this theory and if it is even worth the time to do so.
As a disclaimer, the idea for this question came from this post. I am not accusing anyone here and have so far avoided taking any action on the aforementioned answer, but it certainly got me wondering on how to handle it.