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No, it is most definitely an answer to the question, but a low-quality and mostly pointless answer because it does not give the whole story. Had it been posted as an answer it might have been downvoted, or perhaps edited to include more information. First, I disagree that this specific answer would be pointless and low-quality. Secondly, this is the ...


Your post is correct in general for SE sites: answers should not be posted in comments. There are, however, a few additional factors that are worth keeping in mind: Posting answers in comments doesn't happen very often on ServerFault; it's not a big problem here. The line between what's a comment and what's an answer is blurry. There have been ...

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