I am wondering if there is anything suggested one should do in cases in which an answer does not actually help the poster, but in fact makes it harder to get an answer.
Here is an example
I asked this question.
The answer that was given uses techniques more advanced then in my class, and is not even the way we are supposed to approach it. However, the answer was left and the user wouldn't respond to my additional questions. Instead it gets piles of upvotes because I'm sure it is a good answer. It just does not help me.
Now I even have a bounty, and no one else seems interested because there is already an answer with so many upvotes.
I just think that while it may be a good answer to people more advanced, that does not mean it is at all helpful to the user.
What is the general opinion on this, and are people aware of this, etc?