The following image shows an answer posted for the question How to change the density (DPI) for specific applications?
The answer didn't even cover half of the line. Anyhow, I flagged the answer as VLQ, albeit being unsure, and to my surprise, the flag was resolved as disputed .
Note: It is not relevant to me which diamond marked it disputed.
I'm seeking input from the community, what do I do with such answers?
If I start localizing the question here, then for the answer in the image,
- it is factually wrong -- doesn't make that eligible for VLQ
- a comment you say? -- Not good enough candidate for NAA but I was hoping that a Mod would convert it to a comment so that quality (my perspective) on the page could be maintained and nobody would be devoid of that pointer, so I flagged it as VLQ.
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My question is also about half to one line answers, such as:
Do a factory reset. Problem solved
Give the phone to service center
I think the only way is buy a new mobile
Update your app to the latest version. Optionally, some blah blah.
Try XYZ app. It works for me -- (I don't bother about them much now)
Have you tried <some software>? Always works for XXY brand.
Contact their technical support for help -- Optionally, blah blah to cover one to three lines.
Clear data and cache and dalvik cache.
Look deeper -- not much to look into -- and you would notice that the pointers cannot be termed unhelpful but some of them are so much universal and vague that I wouldn't ever want to see them as answers, but they, IMHO, are good enough for comments at least.
I don't want to flag them as NAA because that is bound to cause disputed or declined at some point and may create tension. As I see it, we don't seem to have a shared (community specific) understanding for these cases, or may be my search failed me. I hope that this question should reach a consensus where anyone should be able to know what to do with those common half to one to two line vague answers.
I saw the answers to One Liner answers and How to differentiate a “low quality answer” and “answer that should be a comment”? Couldn't find them much helping except the interesting fact:
Determining what to flag and how best to flag content comes with experience and to be honest it is not as simple as the list you posted above - it is not black or white but many shades of grey.
Yeah, fifty shades, I got it.
So, what do I do with such answers? Should I just,
- leave them alone and hope that somebody else would take care of them
- comment on them in regard to explaining the quality requirements of the site
- downvote -- if only it is not helpful, the definition of latter may vary amongst users
- flag -- that's what I want to discuss
- or, you've something more interesting, such as the cocktail of the above points?