On the question Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu? , I flagged an answer as "not an answer". It was declined with "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer".
Since this is perhaps the third time I've gotten a decline for this reason, I want to make sure I am on the right track with my reasoning. (I also realize the Mods are likely getting hammered by all the traffic/activity at the moment, so this might also be an issue of this one just not being clear cut enough for the quick accept/decline decision that the site workflow encourages.)
In any case, my understanding of the OP's question is (to paraphrase), "How do I get MTP to work with my phone and Ubuntu"?
(All of my following statements can be prefaced with "It is my belief/view/reading that ....")
Here's the answer ( https://askubuntu.com/a/109678/8844 ):
"It's neither a Samsung nor an Android issue per se. It's a design decision. [...snipped discussion of architecture decisions...] IMO, mtp, as long as it works, is better choice than either of the two above [....]"
The answer immediately seems to veer off into forum-like discussion. It then tacks into a discussion about generic design choices -- failing to take the listed specifications from the OP into account, and then posing additional questions, as if the OP didn't exist.
To the question, "How do I get MTP to work?" the linked answer replies, "MTP would be a better thing to try and get working than X or Y."
I don't see this as a technically deficient answer, I see it as not answer to the question at all, since it is only answering and paying attention to itself. It seems to use the OP as a discussion springboard -- while it is fine or interesting as a discussion of tangential issues, it doesn't attempt to answer the question at all. To me, this seemed like a good candidate for a 'not an answer' flag.
Am I on the wrong track here? Should I have used a different flag (perhaps "other", with an explanation), or no flag at all?