At the question When you randomly shuffle a deck of cards, what is the probability that it is a unique permutation never before configured?, I had flagged the answer
The chances of a particular sequence occurring is so small that it can never happen in the life of the universe. Therefore you cannot get the cards in a particular sequence. This is the argument for the existance of God. Note to self = It's just as daft.
for low quality.
In my opinion, it is definitely not a mathematical answer meeting the standards of math.SE. So I flagged it to get it deleted. However, "not an answer" wouldn't be correct, since it is an answer (though a bad one). So the closest flag reason was "very low quality".
Now the flag was disputed, and I wonder why. Is this answer really good enough that we want to keep it?
Part of the reason I'm asking this is that I got other disputed "low quality" flags recently. I would like to get a better feeling when I should flag something for "low quality", and when I should better stay away from it.
Two additional remarks:
- There already was a comment "This does not provide an answer...", which I upvoted. After that, it was at (5).
- One or two weeks ago, an upvoted comment by a high rep user told me that the "not an answer" flag is only for answers which clearly don't have any relation to the question. Without that, I probably would have flagged it as "not an answer".