On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this flag comes with this text description
This question/answer has severe formatting or content problems. This question/answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing and might need to be removed.
I try to use it in the spirit of this post:
the flagger thinks this post is beyond saving -- no amount of editing or polishing will turn this particular turd into gold
But nevertheless, sometimes my flags get declined with the following comment (that I understand is pre-packaged in the mod reviewing tools:
flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies or an altogether wrong answer
I do not understand then: should I use this flag for "severe content problems" or not? What is a "severe content problem" that is not "an altogether wrong answer"?
- spam, well, it is flagged as spam
- gibberish is flagged as "rude/abusive"
- comments/follow up questions are flagged as "not an answer"
if a post is merely technically wrong there is no correct flag type [...] The correct course of action is to downvote, not flag.
(the last is taken verbatim from Servy's comment)
What are "severe content problems" that are not covered from the above points? What remains to be flagged as "very low quality"?