Imagine three scenarios in Q/A:
Q1: How can I say that "foo bars the baz"?
A1: Just say "the foo bars" instead.
Q2: Is "foo bars the baz" grammatically correct?
A2: Just say "the foo bars" instead.
Q3: What is the difference between "foo bars the baz" and "the baz is barred"?
A3: Just say "the foo bars" instead.
I've notice this type of answer being given to many questions on ELL since I joined, and this meta.SO post encouraged me to write something about it. My point being, while the answer to Q1 may be appropriate, I often find the answers to Q2- and Q3-like questions not very useful.
I really appreciate how everyone likes to share their knowledge and help the OP, but in order to be different from forums, which our mission is, we need to be able to make a clear distinction between answers and comments. Both tools are available to most of us, but some of us don't use them as we should.
Let's make one thing clear: On StackExchange, you're here to help the OP, and many other people. To do so, you are here to make a library of detailed answers to questions. Helping the OP is just a part of it, and everyone should be here for something bigger, better, more beautiful. You're also trying to build something people coming from Google will be glad to read. So what if the passer-by isn't interested in the many other variations of a phrase and is interested in only one usage? The answers wouldn't be helpful then. I know it because they tend not to be helpful to me, and I'm here to learn.
So when I see a question about comprehension, for instance, I'd like to see, as a future visitor, an analysis, technical or not, of the very sentence/phrase in question. I do not need to see "meh, he phrased it poorly. I'd say X, Y, Z, A, B, . . . " Sure, one could also point at an alternative while explaining the structure of the thing in question, but that shouldn't be the main constituent of the answer.
Enough said. The only thing I hope happens by writing this meta post is that next time you (plural) write an answer, take a look back and see whether your answer is something someone coming from two days of cumbersome failing Google searches desperately looks for. I hope this becomes one of the few steps in trying to improve the answers we write.
I'm not providing specific examples to avoid/minimize the meta effect. If asked to, I'll happily do. I hope the request is straightforward enough, nudging the people it should.