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Questions tagged [answers-in-comments]

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Is answering in comments welcome now? (Trivial answer converted to comment) [duplicate]

I just answered a very easy question with a short answer... and got "Trivial answer converted to comment". This would be fine, except that I was trying to be very conscientious about not answering in ...
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What is the etiquette on voting for an answer which is a copy of another user's comment on the same question?

Today I asked this question and one user (I'll call them UserA for differentiation) in the comments helped me get through my issue and gave me the answer to fix my issue, but it was left as a comment. ...
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What to do with a question that has only received comments [duplicate]

I have recently made a post on one of the other groups that I follow. I received a bunch of comments, and a few that actually solved my problem, but no answer to close off the question. Question What ...
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Is it possible to transfer ownership of an answer? [duplicate]

I often get the result of my questions via a couple of comments (because the other person is too humble to write it as answer?). In some cases, several comments together make a worthy answer. Thus, ...
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Discourage answers as a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answering comment-answered questions I see that so often: on a basic question (like a code sample where it lacks a semicolon or something like that), someone answers as a ...
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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. ...
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I got my answer in a comment, not in answers. Then how can I select that comment as an answer of my question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as the answer to a question I got my answer in comment, not in answers. Then how can I select that comment as an answer of my question?