Questions tagged [comments-as-answers]

For discussing answers which should have been posted as comments.

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If a comment is too long, is it OK to post it as an answer?

Bob has a comment on a question. However, Bob's comment is too long to fit in the comment box. Does that make it OK for Bob to paste his comment into the answer box? If not, what should Bob do ...
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What to do when a comment is added as an answer in “First Post” or/and “Late Answer”?

While reviewing I came across this post. It was actually my Late Answer post review, but it is not only a Late Answer review but also a First Post review for the same post since the reputation of user ...
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Allow users to comment on questions they already have comments on

I suggest that users be able to comment on questions where they already have comments. This is obviously an edge case, since it requires that either a user posts a comment and then drops below the rep ...
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When to answer vs when to just comment

How do you know if something you want to say should be an answer or just a comment? I assumed that anything that answers the question should be in an "answer" field, and clarifications should be ...
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What should we do with “comments as answers” in review now?

The "comment, not an answer" comment in the Recommend Deletion box has had its title changed to "This is commentary on another post, not an answer". So how should we handle "comments to the current ...
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Accepting comments transformed into answers

If one person answers as a comment, then another answers as a question, the same answer, then the original commenter answers with an answer similar to the comment, which answer should be accepted? e.g....
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Converted to comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could this user98776 leave a comment with only 1 rep? Why was this made a comment? I thought you needed 50 reputation points to make a comment? None of the DVDs can be ...
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Is it okay to post a one-line answer, or would those be better as comments?

I always find it difficult to differentiate between a comment and an answer when I feel like the question can be "answered" in one line. But I'm generally reluctant to post an answer because I feel ...
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Is “Use A Framework” a valid answer?

In the same vein of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45176/when-is-use-jquery-not-a-valid-answer-to-a-javascript-question I'm starting to see answers (won't name names) for very simple or ...