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Why are questions answered in the comments? [duplicate]

There seems to be an unusual trend going on. Even in the meta, I am seeing answers posted in the comments sections that could very fittingly have been in the answers section (meaning someone simply ...
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A Consolidated Homework Policy

A certain theme during the Town Hall Chat was on the question of a homework policy. The idea of such a policy is not new. As one user said in the chat, I liked Rob john's suggestion towards ...
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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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Should we rate limit answerers?

I was reading this post where Jyrki writes: I have come to think that answers that clearly required less than ten minutes of processing from the part of the answerer should be just left unposted. ...
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Sketches of answers in comments

It happens, that users before writing a full answer drop a sketch of their solution in comments. As it is very easy to do (you don't need to care about the details) such comments often appear before ...
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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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Accepted answers rate low - actions?

More than a year ago I asked about the Accepted answers rate. Back then I think the conclusion was that the rate had just dropped below $50\%$. If I understand the query it has dropped to $34\%$. My ...
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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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Having a check sign for questions addressed but not answered?

Recently I've been seeing some questions where the user wants people to check their solution or proof, and there's usually one comment that says "that's correct" and nothing else (no answers, etc). ...
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Should questions from “newbie” users be put “On-Hold” by default?

An ongoing discussion asks "What can we do about the tension on this site?. As I see it, some of the tension exists because there are (at least) three groups of users here that all want very ...