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What should one do when one's question has been answered in the comments? [duplicate]

Once in a while, when one is venturing out of one's area of expertise, one may post a question and find it answered quickly and completely in the comments section. Perhaps someone has linked to a well-...
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Answering a question via comments: good or bad practice? [duplicate]

Quite often, a number of the answers to a question will be in the comments rather than an official Answer. For some questions, all the answers are there, including one that fully answers the question. ...
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How to deal with question answered only in comments, when wanting to help clean up "unanswered questions"? [duplicate]

This is a common trend that I saw while trying to find questions suitable for me to answer. The filter and sorting problem of the questions was more or less solved for me by my previous question. But ...
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Answering in the comments [duplicate]

I have this question its mine (my question) Its not the first time that people answer in the comments, I know that the unanswered questions impact the site statistics, and if I answer it using the ...
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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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Questions that have been answered in comments [duplicate]

I have noticed an abundance of questions on the main site that have no answers, but have been answered in comments, often "accepted" with a comment such as "Thanks a lot!". Such questions bog down the ...
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Closing a question which is answered in a comment? [duplicate]

Sometimes a question is answered already in a series of comments. In this case the OP got the information needed and often that is the end of it, that is, there is no explicit answer which can be ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Why do people answer the question in the comment section?

I am wondering why many answers are posted in the comment section of the question? Why not post as an answer?
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negative comments on trivial answers

I often see questions completely answered in comments. Sometimes these are elaborate comments or even sequences of comments; in that case I suggest to the commenter that they should post their comment ...
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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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Copy and pasting answers from comments

What is the general rule for copy and pasting and posting as answers the exact content of someone's comment? What is required? Credit? Making the post community wiki?
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How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ?

Imagine I look at a question and have a remark about someone's answer, or just want some clarification about it. I naturally want to leave a comment. But being under reputation 50, I can't. Plus, ...
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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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