I read the What is a “protected” question? FAQ. The FAQ gives a few examples of a noisy answer. Example listed in the FAQ are:
- "Thank you"
- "This worked for me"
- "I'm also having this problem".
The Protected Question banner shown here displays the following. Note that the text appears to be disjoint from the FAQ: * Low quality answers Neither list includes "me too answer", and the FAQ only includes a "me too problem". A "me too" answer is where a new user to the site posts an answer even though the same or equivalent answer appears in various forms earlier (earlier by days, weeks, months or years; and not minutes or seconds).
EDIT: See Anumison's answer below on the strike.
Are "me too" answers considered a "noisy" answer detailed in the FAQ?
Was it intentional to avoid "me too" and "low quality" answers in the FAQ?
Should the FAQ include "me too" and "low quality" answers?
Should the Protected Question banner use the same text or terms as the FAQ for consistency?
Sorry to have to ask. I think the "me too" answer is a noisy answer, its just not listed in the FAQ because the list is non-exhaustive.
I also hesitate to call "me too" answers "low quality" per se because they may be a rehash of a previous higher quality answer or accepted answer. So I think we need a little more than just "low quality" to describe what's offensive about them.