Following on from a similar question I posted the other day - I've had a bunch of Helpful Flags and some which were Declined. I've also two which are Disputed. They were raised against answers by other users for being low quality, but I disputed them as the description for answers like that is:
"This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might need to be removed."
The first was for this post and the second for a low quality answer on this post. I chose to dispute them as I felt that even though the answers were very low quality, they could be salvaged. But is there/should there be a grace period on this?
These are both relatively recent answers. A month from now, if there is no further updates to them, then I would have no hesitation flagging them up as being far too low quality.
What exactly are the guidelines for when an answer is "low quality"? Should any awful answer that in some way (even if it's heavily opinionated) provides some form of answer be left open, given that it could be improved? Currently, that's what I'm trying to do, leaving a comment (and if not a new user a downvote), but I'd love some opinions on this.