So, here comes another list of questions:
- I had a therapist for a year but they did nothing but waste my time and annoy me because of a state law. Should I try again? How?
- If a waitress forgot to charge a member of a group a fee, how to politley decline paying it?
- How do I tell therapist that something is a big issue to me, even though culturally it's not?
- How to improve my ways when teaching my wife
- How can I tell my friend her boyfriend is (allegedly) a rapist?
- How to adapt to a coworker changing their gender identity?
- How to deal with a person who tells me every time that he is better at work than me and always abuses me on this topic?
- Dreamt of another girl, want to tell my girlfriend, but how without getting smited?
- How to convey to a person that I am not interested in talking to him?
- Secrets spreading via the "don't tell anyone, but..." phenomenon
- Can't get over ex-girlfriend who was being disloyal for me?
- How can I tell someone I don't like the way they speak?
And on, and on, and on.
Basically, IPS has an answers in comments problem. People are especially prone on leaving these on closed questions. Now, this behavior may originate in a genuine desire to help, but a comment answer has many problems, detailed here.
Now, there's one sentence in the answer describing our policy of not allowing them that strikes me:
That's why we need to delete answers in comments - or, really, just not let people write them in the first place.
We have a very good autocomment, asking people not to write answers in the comments. Can we perhaps be more pro-active, and post this on new questions as soon as they pop up? Or on questions as soon as they get closed? I realise that people might post answers in comments anyways, but perhaps by being a bit more pro-active about preventing them, we can reduce the amount of them we get.
Are there any other ideas on how to prevent answers in comments?