Questions tagged [answers-in-comments]

For discussions around the moderation and handling of comments that partially or fully answer the question at hand.

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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

This happens all too often. Someone asks a question that's mostly clear Another users posts a comment, but inadvertently (or intentionally) answers the question No one actually posted an answer, but ...
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If there are effectively no restrictions on comments, the site's rules should be changed accordingly

Let's start with how comments are meant to be used, according to our own rules: What are comments? Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (...
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Is suggesting games in comments for off-topic questions discouraged?

A question recently was asked, Racing Game in Arcade where you can save your game. Based on the information the asker was able to provide, this was flagged as off-topic, as there was only criteria he ...
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Using comments as answers

A similar question was asked over on, and I thought I should bring it over here and ask the same thing. I feel this topic is a bit similar to Answering a question using someone else's comment ...
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