When reviewing low quality vote we might see some comments posted incorrectly as an answer.

Most of the time, if their comments are meaningful, I will copy their comments and paste it to the correct intended place. Is that a "correct/desirable" action? Or is there any other options or should I just click "recommend deletion" and move on?

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    $\begingroup$ Moderators are able to convert answers into comments. If the comment is really worth it you can flag the answer asking them to do that (bear in mind, they have a lot of work). $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 11:40

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"Meaningful" is not the same as "adds value". The decision to preserve the text should be based on whether the Q&A would significantly lose in value if that text did not exist.

Nearly always, the answer is no.

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    $\begingroup$ I disagree with you. IMO every added value to a post should be kept. Or equivalently, we should not lower the quality of a post. Of course, these comments should not stay in answer format, but an improvement is an improvement and it should not completely disappear. Moreover, how much is "significantly"? $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ "Nearly always, the answer is no." Perhaps you can support that anecdotally? $\endgroup$
    – Cookie
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ @les I"m second in LQ reviews behind Davide Giraudo... I've seen things, and very few of them made me think "I wish this person had 50 points". $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 19:36

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