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Should answers be left in the comments?

Answers to questions should be posted as an answer, not a comment. What is wrong with answering a question in the comment section? Stack Exchange websites are sites focused on questions and answers. ...
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Seemingly Opinion-Based Answers

There are questions regarding math and taxes which are facts. If I answer correctly, no one would argue, only perhaps offer a better articulated answer. That's easy. Then there are the questions ...
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6 votes

Answer with biblical documentation deleted

I can appreciate your religion. I can appreciate that you live your life as best you can while following your religion as best you can. I can appreciate that you wanted to share that with the people ...
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Answer with biblical documentation deleted

Reading through the comments, you're fighting a losing battle, here. There are certainly SE communities where religious discussion is encouraged (see Christianity.SE), but it's not a great fit for ...
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Should answers be left in the comments?

EDIT - We have an example in the wild that raises an issue tied to this question. Friend was brainwashed with MLM-/ponzi investment scam. What can I do? had a comment - Go to the police. This is ...
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I answered a question a couple of years ago and now it's gone

You have an excellent memory. The question "Do live forex signal services work?" was closed as offtopic. For what it's worth, 5 members all "closed as primarily opinion-based" and more recently, it ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I wasn't involved in deleting it and didn't see it before deletion. But my view is that even after editing, it doesn't answer the fundamentals of the question at all. The title and focus of the ...
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Should answers ignoring the country tag be removed?

Yes. And I’ve encouraged members to not ‘answer as if a US question until we know otherwise.’ When a question really needs a country tag, a comment is appropriate and 24 hours to let the OP update the ...
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2 votes

Should answers be left in the comments?

A comment that is clearly an answer should be deleted, full stop. Comments are not appropriate locations to give answers. Answering questions in the comments is harmful for the site; it ends up with ...
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Should answers be left in the comments?

See past discussion. In principle you are correct, answers belong in answers. In practice there will always be disagreement whether something is a comment or answer, with no reliable line between ...
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

“Ethics” does not make the question off-topic. We have lots of questions that talk about ethics. And multilevel marketing is inherently about personal finance, as the business model is to become ...
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Can't Answer on Tor Browser

You can visit this site for a list of browsers supported on the StackExchange Network. I am not seeing TOR listed as explicitly supported.
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

If you are doing a massive rewrite of the question, and that invalidates the answers, you should reconsider attempting a rewrite of the question. In the question you refer to, 10 people answered the ...
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Should answers be left in the comments?

The incentive already exists to leave an answer rather than a comment. Comments can get upvotes but no points are awarded. Similarly comments cannot get downvotes. Would a downvoted comment have ...
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