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How to stop “Trivial answer converted to comment” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answer appears automatically converted as a comment I would like to post that something is a duplicate. This is the actual answer to the question asked. How can I stop this "...
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Why was my apparently “trivial answer” converted to a comment? [duplicate]

I posted an answer, but it got converted to comment with a note saying Trivial answer converted to comment. Why did that happen?
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Answers turning into comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answer appears automatically converted as a comment I have begun to notice that when I write out an answer and it's a bit short, it turns into a comment. I don't think this a ...
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Autoconvert site-internal-link-only answers to comments [duplicate]

When an answer consisting solely of a link to elsewhere in the Stack Exchange universe is posted, it should be converted to a comment prefixed with "See: ". Perhaps this could be widened to cover any ...
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My answer to a question keeps being posted as comment [duplicate]

I was trying to post an answer to this question: a: visited img { display: none; } But for some reason, my answer was added to the comments section instead. This is what I was trying to post (at ...
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How does Stack Exchange decide if an answer is trivial enough to make it a comment? [duplicate]

I just wrote an answer to a question and it was automatically converted to a comment for being 'trivial'. What are the criteria of a trivial answer? The answer was posted here but has since been ...
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Answer converted to a comment [duplicate]

Today this happened to me. I was trying to answer a question and provided a link that can help the OP in solving the question. Why did the system converted it to a comment? How come it identifies one ...
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Comment on a question without 50 reputation points [duplicate]

Yesterday I wanted to comment on a question on Stack Overflow, but I don't have 50 reputation points. The question is that I referred in my answer to another Stack Overflow question, and my ...
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Can't post an Answer, gets turned into a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answer appears automatically converted as a comment Was trying to post an answer to this question, but I keep getting the "human confirmation" before it posts my answer as a ...
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What's wrong with my answer? [duplicate]

I tried to post answer in this post, but it is posted as comment and not as answer. Whats wrong with this? and I tried three time, all are posted as comments. If you check that comments, It clearly ...
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How can I prevent my “trivial” answer from being converted to a comment? [duplicate]

Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I've been spending some time browsing older retag requests to see which ones can now be completed. On one such request, I tried posting the ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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How does a lurker gain reputation to receive privilege for commenting? [duplicate]

I have been reading Stack Exchange for years - mostly not logged in, and have never posted (this is my first). I'm simply not very talkative, and very good at googling. Recently a few occasions have ...
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Answer or comment: what's the etiquette?

I very often see comments about a question posted as answers, e.g., "format it this way" or "why don't you post it over here". I think this practice clogs up the answers and the comment feature is ...

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