When I looked back on the old C’Mon Get Meta post. There were some great ideas for how the system could be changed into a discussion site.
- bounties make little sense on a discussion site
- questions->topics, answers->replies)
- remove notion of community wiki, as discussion sites have a stronger sense of ownership, plus nothing will be off-topic
- remove accepting an answer
These are all things that were stated from day one. (i'm not talking about that most of these things haven't been implemented). But why are we still treating the system like a Q&A system?
Meta is for discussion, an answer to a question is a reply to a topic. It's like we're still trying to get rep and worrying about looking like a rep whór.
IMO. Answer and talk about questions as much as you want. Comments are only for meta-meta-meta.
We have a discussion tag, so we should be able to discuss things as an answer. Not as a comment.