I am referring to this answer:
I think there is view alter that you can use.
How can this is be an answer? I am not objecting that is correct, or not; I am objecting that doesn't answer to what asked because:
- It starts with "I think". Is the OP unsure of what he is saying, or is he using "I think" just as filler?
- It says, "there is view alter," but it's not clear if he is referring to
hook_view_alter(), or something else. Probably it is referring to
hook_view_alter(), but you cannot be sure future readers understand what "there is view alter you can use" means.
- There isn't a link to a documentation page, nor a code snippet that would at least help to understand what the OP is talking of.
- The answer could help who knows almost everything about the Views module, but you cannot take the assumption the asker knows every detail about the module for which the question is. If it were so, then probably the asker would not have asked the question.
That "answer" is rather a comment. It is similar to write the following sentence as answer:
I think you are wrong.
If I am taking the time to say the asker is wrong, I should also taking the time to explain exactly why he is wrong, and what should do instead.
Would those answers be helpful? What would future readers understand reading "I think you are wrong" as answer to a question? Would they immediately get what they should do, by reading that answer? In the same way, what would future readers understand from, "I think there is view alter that you can use"?
Do we really want more answers like those?