In this story identification question there is this answer which in addition to answering the question gives a review of the themes in the book and seems to contain quite a few personal opinions. I am not super comfortable with knowing what kinds of answers should be flagged based on different types of questions, but I was wondering, should this kind of answer be flagged in any way?
There's nothing technically wrong with that answer
You don't need to flag it as there's nothing actually wrong with it; it's:
- A valid answer
- Not spam
- Not rude/abusive
- Doesn't need moderator attention
A close or delete vote is not a super down-vote. Just because you disagree or don't like an answer, doesn't mean it should be deleted (or flagged), that's what the down-vote is for.
I agree that the answer starts to waffle and is only barely technically an answer because it says
Definitely Codex Alera
in it. That's not substantial enough to make a 'good' answer and to me, it's worthy of down-votes. At this point however, three users have found the post 'helpful' enough to up-vote it.
Format and improve
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In fact, I'd separate the 'answer' and 'review' parts using a horizontal rule (