I've been trying to answer the last couple const *iption questions, but my answers to both were downvoted. Should I stop answering them?
It's all about Signal-Noise Ratio. High S/N attracts participants, low S/N drives them away.
ElitistJerks.com achieved a StackExchange-tier S/N ratio, even though they were a forum format about a video game frequented by teenagers. This herculean task was accomplished with with tough rules. One was unforgettable:
Do not respond to terrible postings.
Vitally, this makes no judgment whatsoever about the motivation of the original poster.
It is solely focused on the question of whether adding content will improve overall forum quality. Of course on EJ this was enforced with the banhammer, but one hopes fear is not your motivator but rather a desire to retain what drew you to StackExchange in the first place: quality.
Unfortunately it is a human failing that we seek out excellent things, and then forget not to junk them up with our own nonsense.
After some deliberation: CLOSE AS UNCLEAR/FOCUS!
Closing as unclear or lack of focus does not leave any comment. They seem to strive on them.
FLAG as SPAM!
6 spam flags auto-delete a question.
If possible: flag the questions after deletion
...for orbital strikes, nukes and colony drops, so the account can get "nuked"