I recently had a user on a particular StackExchange site direct me to a Meta answer in a case that was not specifically addressed elsewhere in the site guidelines.
It turned out that the answer linked was from the same person directing me to it. The answer had 4 votes and was the only answer to the question relating to the issue I raised. This particular user stated that his answer represented "the consensus on Meta".
This occurred on the Christianity SE and the Meta was the Christianity Meta. The answer that contained the comment with a link was deleted by a moderator and I haven't been able to locate the Meta question and answer since. But it related to what sort of answers would be and would not be acceptable for questions asking about the "Biblical basis" for something. I disagree with the singleton Meta answer and am trying to determine to what extent that particular answer is or is not binding on Christianity SE users. But I am also keenly interested in the general case as well.
Can Meta answers be considered binding on users?
If so, what constitutes a binding vs. a non-binding answer? For example, is only the most highly voted answer considered binding? Would a solo answer with just one vote be considered binding? 2 votes? 4 votes? Does it make any difference if the Meta answer is accepted?