After a discussion with @Adamant in chat today, I realized that we're not very clear on exactly when to vote to delete an answer (or at least I'm not clear).
The privilege page for 20k gives these guidelines for voting to delete an answer:
You may vote to delete answers in the following cases:
- The answer is extremely low quality: There is little to no scope for improvement
- The answer doesn't attempt to answer the question; it may be a comment or a separate question altogether.
So what constitutes 'extremely low quality'? Is it something that isn't understandable at all? I don't think so; those can get Rude/Abusive flags. Is it NAAs? No, those have a separate bullet point.
So what exactly constitutes 'extremely low quality'? Does this answer count?
The content of the post is:
JEDI = JEsus' DIsciple; it's a biblical connection.
I, personally, don't see why this makes sense (and I'm not alone). Let's look at one of the canned delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue:
This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker.
I feel that this doesn't match up to the 'doesn't require clarification' (and again, I'm not alone).
So does this qualify as very low quality?
TL;DR: When should 20kers vote to delete an answer?