I flagged a post for deletion that was (IMO) low quality being that it was more of a comment/question for more information than an answer. I had also posted onto the same question a duplicate answer that was (again IMO) higher quality as it actually answer the question instead of posing a question. However I posted after the initial answer (I can't remember what my reasoning behind it was).
In the flag I describe the situation as the flagged post was a more of a comment than an answer, and that the answer was clearer in my answer. The flag was declined with the following reason:
declined - this was posted before you even answered
While I don't really care about the declined flag, nor am I trying to get rid of a "competing" answer, I am more curious what to do about this type of situation where:
- There are two answer identical in solution but different in quality
- The newer question is of a higher quality than the original
What should we do in this type of situation?