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So, there are some answers on SO which I like and I'd like to keep them in my careers.stackoverflow profile, but I feel that a short explanation as to why I like the answer might be useful. While I admit that this is a very rare corner case, it seems like it could also offer an employer just a hint more context and information (and perhaps more incentive to look at it)

I would suppose that it might be like a comment on SO proper.

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So, you basically want to explain why you choose the solution? Wouldn't this better fit on the answer itself, for all to see (Adding more context)? –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 2 '11 at 10:26
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Not necessarily, "This answer examines the difficulties involved in HTTP Authentication when creating a server in MacLisp" might be obvious if the person read the whole question, but it might not be obvious in the first paragraph. –  cwallenpoole Sep 2 '11 at 10:31
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The other situation I see is, "I really did create an awesome solution to this problem, but because of other issues in the question, the code is hidden at the bottom of the page." –  cwallenpoole Sep 2 '11 at 10:32
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Or better yet -- an answer says something well, but since the question is left out, it has far less context and substance. –  cwallenpoole Sep 2 '11 at 10:33
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would be useful to have such a feature. Though there are at least two workarounds (I tried them both:). 1) "soft" - edit the answer so that it passes through with an explanation 2) submit an answer URL not via SO answers but via articles/blogs - that one allows a free-form summary etc –  gnat Sep 2 '11 at 13:11

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Thanks for the suggestion. Our feeling at the moment is that the answer is its own explanation.

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