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I've noticed on a number of questions that people have posted comments or more conversational replies as answers, which feels like its wandering towards a forum feel. How can we nudge these in the right direction ?

Not picking on anyone, but see this question for an example SOAP API Request with body larger than 16 Kilobytes results in Timeout Exception

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Solid concern. I can think of two things.

  1. Suggesting/Making edits when appropriate.

  2. Downvoting some of the "answers" that aren't really answers along with a comment along the lines of "This isn't really an answer. Please only post answers to the question as answers".

I like #2, because to me the voting aspect is one of the biggest strengths of the StackExchange model.

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