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Can we stop people from answering questions in the comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? There seems to be a trend lately of people answering SO questions in the comments under the question. I don't mind seeing discussions ...
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2answers
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What to do about answers in the comments? [duplicate]

I've noticed this for a while now - people answer questions with a comment instead of an answer on SO. I'm not sure why, if I understand correctly "great comments" don't gain rep. The only ...
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1answer
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On the (bad) habit of commenting instead of answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? (Despite the similar title, I don't think this is a duplicate of this question.) I often encounter the following situation: high-rep ...
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4answers
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When to comment or answer [duplicate]

I was browsing through some StackOverflow posts, and I noticed that often, comments had small bug fixes indirectly unrelated to the question. However, in some of these cases, the small bug that the ...
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2answers
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Why people comment instead of answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? There so many answers in SO posted as comments (just yet another one). Why people don't follow the correct thread flow and answer, when ...
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1answer
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Why comment when it's practically a spot-on answer? [duplicate]

Why do people comment when it's a spot-on answer? I often get useful comments like the first comment here, but wonder why they don't post those as answers. If they post them as answers, I can boost ...
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1answer
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Why are we using a comment box as an answer box sometimes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? Sometimes I have seen that somebody are using a comment box as an answer box here. Is it the right way to put an answer over there?
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How to foster proper use of comments, and deter comment-as-answers [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed a pattern of users answering questions by way of comments. Generally this is followed by downvoting the question itself and eventually the question gets closed. Is that ...
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Answers vs. comments on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I have noticed that more often than not people tend to respond with answers to questions in comments as opposed to creating answers for a question. Any thoughts as to why? I am getting more heavily ...
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How can we curb the trend of posting answers as comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? I've noticed more and more that people will post valuable information (intended to help solve the problem) as a comment instead of as an ...
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1answer
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Is it good to answer questions in comments? [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of answering questions in question comments? If I answer a question in comments accidentally, I mean while clarifying question, should I post my comment as an answer?
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Why are some answers posted as comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? Is it in bad form to answer a question with another user's comment I've started to see more and more people posting comments (under the ...
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answer as comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? What's the reason this is done? I've seen several questions with valid answers hidden in comments. And I found reasons why people use ...
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Why do users sometimes post solutions as comments rather than answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? I have noticed it's fairly common for users to add a comment to a question rather than posting their solution as an answer which could ...
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Swarmed with comments which should be answers [duplicate]

Whenever I ask a question on StackOverflow the exact same thing happens. People with the right answers will comment on my question, rather than set it as an answer. I just can't understand why they ...

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