Moderators can't do everything.
As of right now, the couple of us with diamonds after our names and special duties to deal with community raised flags are able to keep up with reviewing and acting on the flags being raised. What we cannot do is read and evaluate all the posts! Maybe on a good day one or more of us will be watching the activity feed and catch most things that go by, but we cannot be solely responsible for identifying content that does not belong on the site.
As a case in point, today I saw something apparently no moderator had actually read. Periodically the SE engine bumps old questions that have no upvoted answers. One of these popped up today from six months ago. It had four answers, none of which were upvoted. Closer review made it obvious why. None of them even attempted to answer the question.
The question asked whether any Church Fathers had established teachings about issue A. The answers as garnered over four months were:
- was personal opinion with a dash of LDS doctrine about Issue A
- said Issue A reminded them of something.
- talked about some generalities in the NT an some modern anecdotes regarding Issue A.
- gave two references to modern Seventh Day Adventist teachings on Issue A.
NONE of them so much as mention a single church father or anything that might have been written or taught by them.
You know what else none of them had? None of them had ever been flagged "Not An Answer". This question would have been at the top of the home page five different times in five different months and surely somebody read these answers and realized they did not even touch on the issue raised in the question.
It is in the best interest of this site that we keep the noise down and the signal up. If this kind of thing does not get cleaned up it will attract more of it's kind.
Please, when you see an answer that does not match the question asked flag it!
</end rant> I'm not trying to point fingers over this specific question (hence not linking to it) so much as raise general awareness that part of what makes SE sites great—the high signal to noise ratio—only comes about if everybody reading (especially the established member base that roughly know the site guidelines) step it and intervene when appropriate.