Something I see quite often (especially on non-scientific SEs, such as music.SE), is questions such as:
x to achieve
y but ran into problem
z. How can I solve this?"
I am guessing that, when somebody asks a question like this, they are determined to keep on using
x, and are looking for solutions that do not require them to toss
x out of the equation.
However, there will often be someone who suggests to stop using
x, and start using something else for that purpose instead. While the advice can be useful (and probably will, for some people), it does not really answer the question.
How does the SE community generally feel about such answers? Should we try to avoid posting such advice as answers, or is it fine like that? Perhaps this kind of advice should be posted in comments, instead?