I just got a failed review audit on https://serverfault.com/review/late-answers/215455 -- it states that the answer at issue was, in fact, very low quality, and I should have done something about it. The problem is that I don't know what the review system wants me to do with it.
I agree that the answer wasn't great, but it did at least try to answer the question. The problem is, there really isn't anything valuable that can be done about it:
- Downvoting is ineffective, and kinda just feels like kicking a puppy.
- Adding a comment is unlikely to get a significant improvement.
- I have no edits to make that would improve the answer without fundamentally rewriting it.
- From experience, I'm pretty confident that flagging for the mods will just get declined with "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" (even though the flag reason description is "This answer has severe formatting or content problems" (emphasis added). I've got plenty of declined flags for answers just as bad, or worse, than this one.
The button should have really been labelled "No Action Possible", not "No Action Needed" -- I wanted to do something about it, but there's nothing useful to do with it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this, other than putting more load on the mods by being more aggressive with flags that I know will get declined, just to satisfy the system? Sorry, mods.
I have read several other meta questions, both on MSF and MSE, talking about the review system and how less-than-entirely-wonderful it is (this, this one, and this one, amongst others). This isn't a question about the deficiencies of review, so much as it is a question about what to do with marginal, though not entirely awful, answers, given that flagging for mod attention isn't effective.