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Answers embedded in questions by low rep users

I've been "working" the unanswered question queue in VB.NET and have come across quite a few questions with answers either embedded in the question body (by the OP) or answers in the comments section (...
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What to do when a comment holds the answer to my question [duplicate]

Should I simply repost the answer and reference the commenter? Thanks a lot in advance!
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Unanswered questions which were answered in the comments [duplicate]

Some questions are being answered quickly in on of the comments; in some cases, the OP even "accepts" (in words, in another comment) the comment-answer. Here's an example. The problem is that such ...
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What to do about a comment that correctly answers my question by linking to a duplicate?

I asked a question and an answer was given in comments. The answer was a pointer to another question, and my question is a duplicate of one. There are a few problems here. First, should I delete ...
Mike Keskinov's user avatar
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Question comments as question answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? Allow converting comments to answers I found many questions with no answers but with many valuable comments. ...
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Is there a way to get a question off the unanswered list if it's answered in a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? The user who posted this question promptly realized her simple mistake and posted a comment with the obvious answer....
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Is there a way to close questions that were answered by comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? I like going over unanswered questions and have a try in answering them - but there are some questions - like ...
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Comments that solve the problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? How to avoid unanswered questions with answers in comments Recently, I asked a question on SO, and the answer was ...
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Improving the comment section with new tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? Please read before posting as duplicate.This is not the first time ...
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A new button "solved" in questions [duplicate]

When we're searching for an unanswered question, we're faced with thousand of finished questions, but unanswered, because there was a conversation via comments. A good new feature would be to add a "...
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I answered a question and now a person is disturbing me

I posted an answer on Stack Overflow, and now a person is disturbing me. They say that I should have posted that answer as a comment. The questioner said thanks for my answer! He said that my answer ...
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Introduce flags for comments that half-answer a question

Comments are just for requesting clarification and arguing with people, right? ;) Yet lately I'm seeing this more and more often (no data available; sorry to pick you specifically, Barry): What ...
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Old guy can't figure out how to approve answer [duplicate]

I posted my first question to Stack Overflow and received two replies. I clicked on the link in the provided e-mail and the question, and two responses, were shown. I decided to accept one of the ...
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What's the etiquette when a comment leads me to an answer? [duplicate]

I posted a question on Stack Overflow and another user's ("User Y") comment led me to a solution. I replied to User Y and asked them to submit their comment as an answer, in which case I'll happily ...
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Marking question answered if the answer occurs in the comments section? [duplicate]

I've begun noticing questions that look unanswered to the standard "answered" interface, but in the question area an answer was provided fully in the form a comment or several comments. Protocol for ...
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