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Dealing with answers in comments.

I have noticed, of late, people providing answers/copious hints to the question in comments instead of actually adding an answer on their own. Other people might choose not to answer, as the ...
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Answers and comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments? What do you do when you see a question that has no answer but is answered in a comment? I'm ...
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Best way to remove my question from unanswered section? [duplicate]

Determine conditions for $a,b>0$ such that $f(x)=\sum b^n\sin(a^nx)$ be continuous but nowhere differentiable in $\mathbb{R}$ was answered with a paper, but if you see the unanswered questions ...
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What should we do if a correct answer is just in the comments section? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should one do when one’s question has been answered in the comments? For example I post plenty of questions that get some really good clear answers. However, people often ...
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What to do when a question is answered by a commentor [duplicate]

I frequently find myself asking a question, then having a hint given to me by a com-mentor that is sufficient to figure out the solution to question. Quite often i even discuss with the individual in ...
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Is it bad form to answer a question using someone else's previous comment(s)?

I am sifting through some of the "Unanswered" and "No Answers" list, and — like so many before me — am finding that many of the questions have apparently been answered to the OP's satisfaction in ...
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Unanswered questions

I am looking through unanswered questions (specifically in combinatorics, but this is irrelevant) and I want to ask advice on how to proceed. Apart from questions that I can simply answer or where I ...
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The Efficacy of Mathematics Stack Exchange

I have two questions. First, how "effective" is asking a question on the math stack exchange? I find 3252 pages of questions in the "unanswered" section - these questions have received zero responses....
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What Do We Do About Comment-Answered Questions?

There is a number of 'unanswered' questions which are not going to generate any further discussion because they have been answered succinctly in the comments. This is irritating when browsing the list ...
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Posting an answer as a comment

Related (possible duplicates):Dealing with answers in comments and What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments? I've seen this more than a couple times now: here is a ...
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Unanswered Questions

It seems to me that the 'unanswered questions' list is not always very helpful. The reason is that there is often a comment (or several) which fully solves the problem, or at least gives a large ...
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Accepting comments as answers

Sometimes a comment will suffice to answer a person's question. This may be because they are only missing one small step in the argument, or because they can be pointed to a resource that answers ...
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when is that a comment is better than an answer?

This is my first post on meta, so I hope to say something that makes sense. I often see comments that if they had been posted as answers they could be acceptable ones. The problem I see in this is ...
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comment / answer dilemma from the commentator point of view

My question is related to What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments? but asked from the commenter point of view. If you are the user who left the comment and there ...
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What is SE etiquette when answering your own question?

I recently asked a question about trigonometric functions. One of the comments did a nice job summarizing what I ended up deciding was the answer. But it wasn't complete and I supplemented it with ...

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