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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. ...
Ben Miller's user avatar
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Options under "flag a comment"

It's covered by "no longer needed" (you can think the "and it never was" as you click).
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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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Why was my comment deleted?

Sorry, it was my fault the replies didn't get cleaned up too. I was cleaning up the comment thread but got distracted half-way through and didn't come back to it. I've done that now. I deleted the ...
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Why was my comment deleted, for this question about "where does the Value of Money go"?

I deleted it and the followups as it was an answer as a comment: Should answers be left in the comments? In general comments should be seen as temporary notes on questions only, not anything that can ...
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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 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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