I've noticed a plethora of comments by certain folks here (including a person with 30000 reputation), and they amount to answers. Lots of times they are the first comment and the asker engages in some dialogue with the poster of the comment, and this is before and sometimes in lieu of getting an actual answer.
Here is an example of a recent comment that is one among dozens by the same person over a period of time. Would it be better for people to desist writing answers in the comment section and let other people write actual answers? I find myself confused by the procedures here when I see such things.