We have a couple of mediocre answers in the review queue. They are more appropriate as comments.

Right now, I just skip them in the queue and I ask the users to clarify their answers.

When is it appropriate to delete answers?


Right from the help center:

Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are:

  • commentary on the question or other answers
  • asking another, different question
  • “thanks!” or “me too!” responses
  • exact duplicates of other answers
  • barely more than a link to an external site
  • not even a partial answer to the actual question
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    $\begingroup$ Keep in mind that you can flag to convert something to a comment (although whether that works is dependent on having moderators). $\endgroup$
    – Shokhet
    Oct 20 '14 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ ah thanks ! Yes, changing from answer to a comment is probably the solution. Too bad that we still don't have moderators. $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Oct 20 '14 at 23:02
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    $\begingroup$ Generally, moderators should be wary of converting to comment if the answer poster doesn't have the ability to comment on the post to which the answer should be converted to a comment to. (Phew!) $\endgroup$
    – user
    Oct 23 '14 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ @MichaelKjörling Comment comment answer comment answer something something yes I agree. :P $\endgroup$
    – Doorknob
    Oct 23 '14 at 17:48

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