I've been somewhat hesitant about handling posts that drop into the Very Low Quality queue. ELL is a much smaller site than S(F/O/U), so broken windows aren't quite so much a problem. I've generally erred on the side of leaving a comment and skipping the question.
However, as the site continues to grow, this will no longer be acceptable. Broken windows will matter more. We're already seeing more traffic this year and lots of new questions. (New questions are good, don't get me wrong. I want to see this community continue to grow.) It's likely that we will see more VLQ reviews in the future.
This post is what prompted me to ask this question. Someone had already added a comment saying exactly what I felt, so I upvoted it. But then I was stuck about what to do:
Edit There's no reference material or anything to add that wouldn't be guessing. I can't really do that because it would be my writing and my point of view rather than the author's. Snailplane already edited it to make it mostly non-painful to read, but that's about all any editor can do.
Looks Good No, it doesn't.
Recommend Deletion It's factually correct, so I'm not 100% comfortable just deleting it. Plus, it's a new user, and I try to be conscious of how harsh moderation actions can seem to new users.
Skip Because none of the options seemed appropriate, I chose to skip the review.
Thinking it over, I'm leaning toward deletion in the future, just because the answer as it stands doesn't really add any new value to the question. At the same time, I do want to be mindful of the community's attitude toward deletion.
So my question to everyone at ELL is:
How do we want to use the Low Quality queue?