There are quite a large number of Meta.ELU questions about answers in comments, but none which definitively settles community opinion, mainly because they are rather old now, but also because they don't canvass votes on all possibilities (and thus generally only gain answer/opinion votes from users who are particularly exercised).
Currently, one user is systematically flagging answers in comments despite there being no clear consensus. As these are custom flags, they fall to moderators to deal with and there are currently over 60 flags outstanding.
Since there is no clear consensus, it would be better to use the standard "No longer required" flag, because if other users think the same way then the comment will be deleted by the system (once the minimum number of flags has been reached).
Without a clear consensus reached in Meta.ELU, moderators may well simply decline these custom flags as there is no reason for moderator action. I'd like to present the opportunity for even the un-exercised to express that opinion by voting for the status quo if that's OK with them.
So: what should the site's attitude be to answers in comments? Answers
on a postcard in the answer box, please. I've come up with a few options which you can vote on; feel free to add more.
The options are not necessarily mutually exclusive, so you can vote up more than one.