I'm seeing a number of edits recently where someone has put a comment into someone else's answer rather than using the standard 'comment' form. Is this acceptable? I want to flag and remove it, but it's happening enough that I'm here asking first.

Example: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1065622

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    Option number 2 on the rejection dialog: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. The dialog acts as a guideline for what are not acceptable edits. Nov 23, 2012 at 15:19
  • Worth noting the edit is from the question OP (but should still be a comment IMO)...
    – Barak
    Nov 23, 2012 at 15:19
  • related, and possible dup: Approving/rejecting edits made by the OP to an accepted answer Nov 23, 2012 at 18:42
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    I'm tempted to suggest an edit to your post that's actually just a comment Nov 23, 2012 at 23:17
  • Unless the comment was a transfer from the actual comments associated with the answer (by the person doing the original answer), that is usually an invalid edit. You can certainly mark it as such as you review. Nov 24, 2012 at 7:47


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