I linked a post today where the top voted answer has been discredited by two native speakers. As a mere amateur I have no way of knowing the truth but I strongly believe that the native speakers are correct.
Presumably the voting system has broken down in this case. This post is the kind of question that many people new to Japanese will have. They find an answer that appears entirely credible and upvote it because they think they have been helped.
What can we do about this? If we treat the voting system as it is supposed to be treated then we do nothing; the top voted answer is clearly the best and is correct, and why should we trust the word of two native speakers over the other 44 people who have upvoted? And yet, this doesn't seem like the right approach. My feeling is that the native speakers are correct, the answer is misleading, and we shouldn't be leaving it as is.
One thought is to edit the answer with a note at the start which says something along the lines of "Warning: comments by native speakers lend doubt to the credibility of this answer".
Another thought is to ask our most respected contributors to read the answer and comment upon it.
Or we could just delete the answer altogether. But, that seems to completely disrespect the voting system and opens us up to anarchy.
What are people's thoughts/ideas?