As seen here, Stack Exchange has a problem where people are answering as quick as possible and putting minimal effort into their answers. To address this problem, I propose that there should be a 5-10 minute delay before being able to answer a question in order to give answerers enough time to write high-quality answers.
Fastest Gun in the West is a problem, sure.
Locking out people from answering sounds like it can solve the low quality aspect, yes. But, really, all it does is delay it by however long the lockout is.
Delaying answers doesn't increase quality; if users will post quality answers, they'll do it without the lockout. If users can't post their answers instantly, one of two things will happen:
- They'll wait until the lockout is done, and post then.
- They'll discard their answer, and move on to a different question, where this will repeat.
Neither of those increase quality, nor does it account for the fact that some people are super fast typers, and can answer questions quickly, concisely, and well.
You can't force people to post quality answers. You can encourage them to, by downvoting poor answers (which most instant answers are), pointing out issues, and basically just engaging in proper curation activities.
Downvote bad content. If an answer, as it currently is, doesn't actually answer the question, flag or vote to delete it. Vote to close if it's a problematic question. If you feel up to it, comment on it to point out the problem. Don't refrain from doing either of those if you think the poster hit the post button too soon; that's what edits are for, and you can retract votes after the fact. There's no guarantee the poster will come back, and you shouldn't have to monitor a post.