I've been reviewing answers from users with less than 10 rep, to help improve their format and fix some spelling issues.
But most of the time, I came across answers like the following example.
Question: How to overlay one div over another div
By Using div sty x-index:1; and position: absolute; you can overlay your div on any other div
The facts are:
- The answer isn't helpful on its current form.
- The question is more than two years old.
- There is an accepted answer with 45 up-votes so far.
By these facts, I find that if a user with less that 10 rep gets prevented from answering, a large amount of poorly formatted answers present on old already accepted and strongly voted questions would be "free" of useless answers.
So, should a user with less than 10 points be answering extremely old questions?
Just found out that users with less than 10 rep gets prevented from answering questions when protected:
protected by XXXX Mar 27 at 9:39
This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site.
So, the proposed solution already exists, but is limited to the protection of the question.