The flag reason for non-answers is the following:
This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted altogether.
Seems clear, doesn't it?
So I read this post, and I flagged it as a non-answer, since it didn't attempt to answer the question. Let's see, point by point, the post:
- In this part, OP ask specifically for a mathematical analysis of his problem. But the post doesn't present a single formula. Zero. Just a collection of generalities about diffraction. Maybe fine as a comment, but doesn't attempt to answer the specific question of the OP.
- "Sorry, I don't know". Is this an answer?
- OP asks for boundary conditions for the Schrödinger equation. But the post talks about solenoids and water waves. No relation at all. Clearly, the post isn't attempting to answer the question.
- "Sorry, I don't know". Again.
- In this last part, we learn that a wave function is... a wavefunction! This is Physics.SE, not the tautology club. Even worst, it says "So you might think the electron is pointlike", but OP didn't say a word about electrons being pointlike: the only purpose of this post is to say "I'm smarter than you". Again, the post isn't attempting to answer.
Rather unsurprisingly, the flag was deemed as disputed. Yet I don't see even a minimal attempt to answer the question.
So, what are the requirements to flag non-answers? Is it OK to answer "I don't know"?