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Is suggesting games in comments for off-topic questions discouraged?

All you're going to get is some general opinions from the people who frequent meta on this. There is no definite site policy against it... just a few vocal users who are against it. The argument ...
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Using comments as answers

Answers shouldn’t be posted as comments, and is actually discouraged on the commenting privilege page: Answering a question or providing an alternate solution to an existing answer; instead, post ...
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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

Post an answer and give credit to the user in the comments. The person who commented on the post should be able to post their own answer or would have done it first if they knew it was a valid answer. ...
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If there are effectively no restrictions on comments, the site's rules should be changed accordingly

When handling comment flags, mods have few options: 'Delete', 'Edit' or 'Dismiss', and no way to give the flagger a canned or custom reason as to why a particular action was taken, so we get it would ...
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What's the best way to handle comments that answer a question?

Post a Community Wiki answer, quoting any relevant information from the comment and giving credit to whoever posted it. Flag the comment answering the question either as "No longer needed" or with a ...
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1 vote

Using comments as answers

Answers should be posted as answers, not comments Comments and answers follow different rules, and have clearly defined purposes: Answers draw the majority of the attention in the page, they can be ...
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