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Flagging the answers posted as comments

The other answers have some advice specifically about dealing with comments that seem like answers. I would like to speak more generally about rules and penalties and whether that is the right ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

First, people already have the ability to flag comments that contain answers, so I’m not sure what you mean by: So my proposal is to have the ability to flag the comments which contain answers. ...
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Answering old questions

I've seen some old questions with no answers and am assuming it is fine to answer them. Yes, it is. There are even badges to encourage such behaviour: Revival and Necromancer. The latter can also be ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

From what I can tell, the standard procedure of dealing with answers in comments, hesitant or non, across Stack Exchange is the following: If an answer is posted in a comment, ping that user to post ...
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how to handle unanswered abandoned unclear questions?

I see the OP in the cited example hasn't revisited ELL (or ELU, from where the question was originally migrated) for well over 2 years. Taking that into account, I suggest something along the lines of....
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how to handle unanswered abandoned unclear questions?

At a certain point you get the privilege that allows you to mark the questions for closing, with either the reason "unclear what you're asking" or "off topic because needs detail". That will put it ...
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