When I first got enough reputation to review the queue, I had no idea how to use my new "powers". I had the hardest time understanding when I should "Recommend Deletion" for the "Low Quality Posts".

When should users be recommending deletion, or if they have enough reputation, voting to delete answers?


Here follows a list of all the reasons why an answer might be deleted:

The answer is a "try this" solution...

... without (enough) explanation on why should one try the solution.

We require that answers provide some sort of explanation for why they are suggesting a solution. If an answer isn't properly backed-up, it will be deleted.

The answer does not provide any backup

We require answers here to be back up by either personal experience or external sources. An answer that doesn't provide those things or is too vague/not details enough about the backup will be deleted.

The answer is a bad frame-challenge...

... that doesn't respect the premise of the question, meaning that it doesn't give to OP a way to achieve what they want to achieve.

Even though a frame-challenge is okay, a bad one isn't. We require answers to respect the OP's request and answer the actual question asked.

The answer is a duplicate of an older answer

Answers that repeat ideas that were already posted in previous answers are considered duplicates, and should be deleted. Instead, users should upvote answers they agree with, and potentially suggest improvements if the additional information is minor.

The answer isn't about interpersonal skills

Answers that don't provide an interpersonal solution are off-topic here and should be deleted.

The answer doesn't answer the question

Answers that are explaining a situation instead of giving a solution or are giving a solution to different problems should be deleted.


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