Android starting new activity has inspired me to ask this meta question.
I believe the author of the question to have a limited grasp of English and of the concept of the site format; however, he did seem like he was making an effort.
He asked a question with limited information, I provided a possible solution to the question but also prompted him to provide more information. I was told by a third person that the answer belonged in the comments so I moved the info request into the comments but left the remaining answer as it was and I subsequently got down voted.
Comment threads are discouraged and although I used the comments to try educate the original author on why and how he should provide more information, I refrained from putting possible answers to the question in there as it would only increase the size of the thread, I also figured the answer had some value even if the question was vague.
How should I have handled this (bearing in mind that not all people want to or are able to use chat).