I'm sure this has been asked before but I was unable to find it.
How are you supposed to handle answers that are just someone asking if a solution has been found? Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1379411/iphone-uiwebview-epubs-split-page-by-page/2707183#2707183
The answers I've thought of are:
- Down vote the answer: You take a reputation hit and the user may never return or if they do you may never return to the answer to change your vote.
- Leave a comment: The user may never return and the answer will remain.
- Flag the post for moderator: This doesn't seem like the appropriate use of flagging. This isn't anything "exceptional".
- Down vote and leave comment: This has all the same issues as downvoting and leaving a comment.