It's very frustrating that once I have asked my question and someone needs more details on my question that the comments box only allows you to add so much text and not allow me to further add more code to explain to someone what I need. Is there a reason Stack Overflow has opted for this method of replies, rather than a more conventional "forum" type reply?

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The way to do this on Stack Overflow is to edit your question with more detail. After all, this is where the detail belongs: in the question.

Stack Overflow, by definition, isn’t a discussion board. It’s a question => answer board. This is why comments don’t allow for (and discourage) extensive discussions.

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