I flagged this answer on StackOverflow because it has absolutely nothing to do with the question that was asked. The comment that was given was:
declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer
I understand that if an answer is incorrect then it should be down-voted, and not flagged. However, there is an option for flagging an answer that does not attempt to answer the question. Any answer that does not attempt to answer the original question is inherently wrong. This was such an answer; not only was it wrong, but it had absolutely nothing to do with the question.
At first glance, it may have looked like an answer, but if you actually read through the OP, you will see that the answer has nothing to do with it.
If I am mistaken, and this post truly does belong on SO, please help me to understand why we cannot remove posts like these.