When creating a self-answered, informative post, should we encourage & allow other answers that merely add commentary to the existing self answer?
For example, this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/16257082/427309
It far from answers the question in the OP, other than saying "I wouldn't do that myself".
To me, that should have been done instead as a comment, or as a series of comments on my answer (as a good portion of the answer relies upon mine), instead of an answer myself.
However, when I flagged it, it was declined by Brad, with this message:
@RichardJ.RossIII - I don't know that we need to be so strict here. He's added some good information to your self-answered question, so I don't think this qualifies as a broken window to be removed. His answer wouldn't work in a comment, so I have no problems with it remaining. – Brad Larson♦
Personally I don't get this. Isn't the "answers" section for answers to the original question, and not replies to other answers?