Sometimes comments on answers will be asking follow up questions, that would be best suited to be asked as an entirely separate question. Other times such follow up question may not have been asked, but there be some obvious follow up question, that somebody reading the answer may be likely to ask.
I am not considering situations, where the answer in itself is incomplete. Let's say the answer does answer the original question, and contains sufficient information to resolve the issue. However there is a follow up question, which would provide a deeper understanding into the issue.
What steps should I take when writing such an answer?
- Should I just wait for somebody to ask the question in the comments, and answer it in the comments?
- Should I suggest they write the question as a separate question?
- Should I copy the question from the comments section to a new question myself, and answer it right away?
- Should I be proactive and write the follow up question along with an answer right after I have written the answer to the original question?
- Should I just go with any of the above, depending on how much time I want to put into it?
Possibly related, but different question: Should follow-up questions be asked in comments or on their own?