I am aware that there are guidelines regarding how to handle answers that suggest homebrew solutions where no evidence of their use has been shown. My understanding is these are generally strongly discouraged, but that there is no clear instruction as to exactly what to do with them.
There is a previous meta question on this subject - Is homebrew an acceptable answer to a question? - but my question is whether our stance should be stricter.
I ask this because of the existence of our very strict rules on game-rec answers and the delete policy for anything that doesn't meet them. How is a homebrew answer that shows no evidence of actual use any different to a game-rec answer that shows no evidence? Is there any inherent value in such homebrew answers that is not present in the latter, or should we delete them in the same way? Is there a middle ground?