# Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

Going through the review queue I saw a late answer from a user that has 1 reputation. The answer should very much have been a comment, since it only pointed out a mistake the OP made in their derivation.

I was keen to flag the answer as not an answer but then realised that the user could not comment since one can only comment once you have 15 reputation (I believe). I therefore just stayed with No action needed.
Of course I had the option to just use skip but then someone else would have had to make the decision which is perfectly fine, but I would like to know what to do in a situation like this for future reference.

I would like to think that this would be a problem that has come up in the past, but I have not been able to find any information on it. Any thoughts on how to handle a situation like this in the future?

• Was there a "real" answer in the thread, and did pointing out the OP's error actually answer their question? If there was no better answer, and if this answer actually addressed the concern, then I would rather have a short answer than none at all. Oct 12, 2020 at 15:14
• @StephanKolassa No, there were already two other answers that seems like they answer the question. I use "seems like", because I don't come from a very mathematical background and therefore could not follow the maths all the way. The OP has not accepted any of the other two answers though... Oct 12, 2020 at 16:51

♦ moderators have the ability to convert answers into comments. I'm a moderator on a few other sites in the network, and Not An Answer flags are the primary way the community notifies me of these situations.