I am interested in learning what users of this site look for and appreciate in an answer.
On this site, what are the characteristics of a good answer? (Examples of exceptionally good answers, and what makes them so exceptional, are welcome!)
What are the characteristics of a bad answer on this site? (if such a thing even exists...)
Possible aspects to consider include but are not limited to: length, content, style, tone, disclosing background of answer-er or not, citing outside sources, addressing question in general vs situation-specific way, answers from users with or without specific relevant experience, bias, etc.
Of course, not all questions benefit from the same kinds of answers, and responses addressing subtleties like this are also very welcome.
(This post is shamelessly stolen from Biblical Hermeneutics meta. Yes, I read other SE sites' metas, including those of sites I don't participate in at all.)