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What should we do with comments that are flagged as “Mini-answer in a comment”?

Recently, I have seen several comments that were flagged as "Mini-answer in a comment". For example, most recently, the following comment on the question "Is it easier for someone who has a background ...
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How important is strictly enforcing minor rules, compared to make contributors feel valued?

In this question, one commenter berates another about the need to delete the comment and convert it to an answer. I am OK with "do not answer in comments" rule in principle, but I also see the point ...
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Should we delete unsupported or unreferenced answers to questions tagged [reference-request]?

reference-request is by far one of the most popular tags on our site, and its usage guidance excerpt states that it should be used: For questions asking for a published journal to be included as ...
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Should we have rewards for the best answer of each quarter?

Over at Latin SE, they recently had a voting round for the best answers of the second quarter of 2017. I propose that we do something similar on LLSE. The reason is that voting has been rather low ...
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How to react when a good answer answers the opposite direction that the question asks?

What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary? The question asks for the advantage of paper dictionary over an online dictionary. However, the answer in the link mostly ...
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When should an answer be a comment

A few hours ago, I commented on a question with a simple example for OP. It was a partial answer, with no evidence, no research, et cetera. I was told that I should refrain from answering in the ...