This question included a comment as an inline edit: "Thanks for all your input and discussion on the subject..."

We as a community tend to frown upon such behavior.

When I reviewed this question, I could see three possible courses of action:

  1. Flag the question for an actual moderator to convert the inline comment into a real comment.
  2. Nuke the inline comment and leave a comment explaining why it was deleted.
  3. Leave it alone.

Which is most appropriate?

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    I suppose this is about comments that are not intended to update the actual question and do not clarify details related to the question? – Zoredache Dec 14 '12 at 21:11
  • @Zoredache Correct. – Skyhawk Dec 14 '12 at 21:36

IMHO comments like this one should not be part of the question.
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They're comments, and should be left as such. I say "Nuke with extreme prejudice!" and optionally leave a polite note inviting the OP to re-post as a proper comment.

Caveat: My hatred for commentary in questions, equalled only by my hatred for LiveJournal-style Edit # . . . notes, is trumped by my hatred for dragging ancient questions back to the front page. If we're talking about a question from 2009 it's probably better to leave it alone.

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  • Let the avalanche of corrected questions from 2010 begin! – HopelessN00b Dec 14 '12 at 21:38
  • Oh, dear. I just looked at the revisions list, and it turns out that the inline comment was added by a moderator, probably in response to a "not an answer" flag. It was not added by the original asker. Mr. Chairman, please let the record show that I didn't intend to start a war. – Skyhawk Dec 14 '12 at 21:40
  • @MilesErickson It wasn't me, was it? I try to keep my multiple personalities in check but they don't talk to each other so sometimes things get strange... – voretaq7 Dec 14 '12 at 21:42
  • @HopelessN00b Markdown ate your babies? – voretaq7 Dec 14 '12 at 21:42
  • No, markdown just sucks. Won't let me bold part of a word, so... that's as good as it gets. Mucking farkdown. – HopelessN00b Dec 14 '12 at 22:39

Oh dear it looks like I wasn't sufficiently caffinated when I dealt with that flag and clicked the wrong option :(

Anyway to answer your question - burninate them.

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  • Well done sir. Well done indeed. – Scott Pack Dec 14 '12 at 21:51
  • This is why the DELETE buttons need to be BIGGER! – voretaq7 Dec 14 '12 at 21:54
  • @voretaq7: and RED – user9517 Dec 14 '12 at 21:54

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