I am evaluating the usefulness of the "very low quality" post flag.
from here I am assuming that
It's not a flag to use to indicate the technical correctness of the answer.
It's not a flag to use when an answer is not a real answer.
It's not a flag to use when it's a link-only answer.
It's not a flag to use when it's a spam.
It confuses lots of new users who use it to indicate the correctness of the answer - which gives our busy moderators more work ( as those flags are rejected ).
It seems like the only reasons to use VLQ flag is when
the answer is not understandable at all ( may be in a different language, or very very poor English )
it's impossible to improve it through editing ( ie. answer makes no sense at all and guessing what the author meant to say would possibly introduce a radical change )
Now, have I missed any important reason for having the VLQ flag on answers?
In my opinion, this reason for flagging is redundant because most of the time we can use either spam, not an answer, or custom flag.
I am not proposing a removal of it but rather like to hear your justification.
In case we decide the VLQ is redundant we can post a feature request asking to remove/replace it with another type of flag.
Please do not tag status-by-design as I am aware of that. My only intentions are to discuss this matter.