I came across this answer the other day, which immediately seemed strange due to the use of the term "mix mash", so I read on.
Upon reading the whole thing, it seemed like the answer qualified as "Not an Answer", because it was not an actual attempt to answer the question, but instead a long, sarcastic joke of a posting. I noted that this user has a habit of making such sarcastic remarks in comments because, well... it takes one to know one :P ... but it seemed too much to do so in an answer. The discussion in this Meta question seemed to back up my feeling.
I felt that especially since this was posted as an answer to a first-time question-asker, and judging by the comment, the OP seemed to be taking the answer seriously. Plus, the answer actually got two(2) up votes, suggesting others also took it seriously (or were just up-voting because they liked the sarcasm).
I won't turn this into a dissertation by trying to support the idea that the post is an exercise in sarcasm rather than a real answer, but it does take some close and (slightly-)educated reading to realize that fact. It was actually crafted quite "well" to appear as a serious answer and... maybe it is, and I'm just wrong!
(There's a ten-millionth time for everything, or so they say!)
I do understand that there is a line between "factually wrong" answers, and that flagging is not meant for such answers; that's what voting and commenting are for. I am liberal with both. My thinking in flagging this is that it was not an attempt to be an answer in the first place, and that that is the difference, here.
But where I may have gone wrong is in even attempting to make such a distinction in the first place.
So, my next step was how to flag it. I knew that a simple "Not an Answer" flag would likely be rejected, because the answer "feels" serious without really reading it. So I flagged "Other" and briefly explained that while it had the initial appearance of a "real" answer, I concluded that it really wasn't.
Obviously, I would not be here if my flag had been deemed Helpful... it was rejected with the "should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies or wrong answers" reason.
Question(s), then, for my education!
Am I wrong in my conclusion about the answer's quality? Am I missing some facts here?
Even if I'm right about the quality, am I wrong to have attempted to guess that this was meant as sarcasm and not as useful information?
Even if correct above, am I incorrect that sarcastic, intentionally-false answers should be flagged for deletion? (and should instead be down voted/commented, instead)
If I was incorrect with my thinking on one of these points, then I'll be glad to know how and why, so I can avoid unnecessarily flagging this way in the future! If I'm just all wet all over about this, the answer could stand to have a couple up-votes to counter my down vote for all the effort it represented... I guess ;)