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General policies on answering closed questions in the comments?

There has already been a question regarding questions answered in comments. There have been a few situations when the question was closed unanswered by the community and then answered by another user ...
Karlson's user avatar
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8 votes
3 answers

Should old questions with a solution in the comments but no posted answer be answered?

I've been searching through old, unanswered (i.e. zero answers) in the ``mysql-error-1064` tag (just as an example), and I've across several questions that: have been answered in the comments could ...
Ricardo Altamirano's user avatar
109 votes
2 answers

What should be done with questions that have been resolved as a comment instead of an answer?

I'm trying to go through and provide answers to every unanswered question (search "closed:0 answers:0"), somewhat following the spirit that was blogged about at The Horror of No Answer: ...
ziesemer's user avatar
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14 votes
2 answers

Answering comment-answered questions [duplicate]

This one is more of a netiquette question. Sometimes I stumble on "unanswered" questions that were actually answered - in their comments. Those questions are shown as unanswered in the statistics. ...
tiago2014's user avatar
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5 votes
2 answers

What are best practices to contribute to cleaning up unanswered questions?

I was spending a little time looking for questions with 0 answers that I could answer, and found this one where the answer was actually in the comments (Rails Server won't run after upgrading ...
zippy's user avatar
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3 votes
2 answers

Referencing Data from other answers or comments under Creative Commons

It is not uncommon for a question be solved in the comments before a formal answer is given. Is it then poor etiquette to take the solution out of the comments and formally combine it into an answer ...
Michael Zaporozhets's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers

What to do with questions that are unanswered but answered in the comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? I was going through the unanswered questions today and came across JasperReports | Bad exception in PDF exporting. ...
Jacob Schoen's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers

Can't accept the answer to my question [duplicate]

I'm new here, this was my first question. Got an answer quite fast, but can't accept it. I'm logged in, can edit my question, but don't see any checkmarks to accept answers at all (tried in Google ...
yann's user avatar
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-6 votes
2 answers

Upvoting the automatically created duplicate comment could count as half a close vote

So low-rep users could help closing duplicates without flagging. No other close action of course, that would render the rep-requirement useless.
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
20 votes
1 answer

How to handle an answer as a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? Someone answered a question of mine in a comment. How do I handle the situation? I don't want to leave the question ...
Jonathan's user avatar
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14 votes
1 answer

Got an answer to a bounty'd question, but it was in a comment. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? How to Give Credit for An Answer in the Comments I asked a question, and I didn't get an answer, so I put up a ...
Timothy Miller's user avatar
13 votes
1 answer

How to avoid unanswered questions with answers in comments

I know there are a number of questions asking what to do with questions with answers in the comments. I'm looking at it from the point of view of searching unanswered questions with a specific tag. ...
prrao's user avatar
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6 votes
1 answer

What if we get an answer in user comments? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, How to align a td text to the left of the table. For that question I got answered by Gintas K's comments, but I can't accept that comment as the accepted ...
Vijay's user avatar
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6 votes
1 answer

Create answer from comment when there are no answers [duplicate]

Recently I've seen a couple of questions (across various SE sites) that I could answer, upon reading the question & comments I've found that it's been answered as a comment but there's no actual ...
SteB's user avatar
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5 votes
1 answer

My Question was "answered" in a comment, How do I close the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unanswered Question - Answered in comments Almost two months ago I asked a question. My question was only partially answered, and only in the form of comments. One of which ...
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