Can we (and should we) flag an answer as being off topic for the site (I'm asking about all sites, not just SO)? For some borderline questions I feel the question is marginally on-topic, but is such some otherwise reasonable answers to the question have nothing to do with the site's scope.
If all reasonable answers have nothing to do with the sites scope then I would vote to close the question (or flag), but I'm not talking about those questions.
One problem with flagging is that the answer is often reasonable in addressing the problem, just not from a the site's perspective.
Flagging still makes sense to me, but I'm asking what the actual policy is.
Edit ----- adding a (problematic) example
It does seem an example might help. This programmers question is about dealing with Aspergers Syndrome as a programmer. Part of why I didn't want to include it is that it's not a good question, and I've seen (but can't remember) examples with better questions.
O.K., it just got closed. Not surprising.
But it isn't very uncommon on programmers to have questions about, say, how to best to do pair programming when office politics are making it tough in some way. And maybe some answers could have to do with how to go about pair programming, and some could have to do with dealing with office politics.
Assuming the question doesn't get closed, what to do about the answer having to do with office politics? My feeling is that a reasonable policy would be that the question is (assuming sufficient quality in other ways) on topic for both Programmers and Workplace, but the answers on Programmers should focus on (or at least include?) solutions involving programming, and Workplace answers should focus on (or at least include?) solutions involving, er, Workplace stuff.
But what, if anything, is the actual policy? Should I flag the answers on programmers that have nothing to do with programming? Should they be deleted?