Both problems are seen on StackExchange sites:
Some answers are written as comments.
Some things that should be comments are written as answers.
The benefit of commenting vs using the answers
StackExchange sites are not fora: if every single little comment is at the same level in the thread, how do you find the relevant answer?
Thanks to votes, maybe. ...
This isn't something specific to ux.stackexchange; Gravatar is used across all the StackExchange sites. Just as OpenID is used for registration, StackExchange use Gravatar for avatars.
StackExchange have used Gravatar for most (if not all) of their existence. A blog post was made on this back in June '08: Gravatars, Identicons, and You discussing why the ...
Hit the edit link right under the tags of any post.
If you want to edit other users' questions and answers (without waiting for your edits to be approved), you need 2000 rep first. See Help Center > Privileges > Edit Questions And Answers
Unfortunately the core functionality of all sites on the SE network is the same and the site-specific changes are just on the CSS level, as well as on all pages and dialogues dealing with site-specific context. The log-in mechanism and user settings are shared by the entire network, and people from a specific site can't change them for their site alone - ...
The design of UX.SE predates the "flat-design" craze that took most of the design world by storm last year.
white flat monocolor logo (the words User Experience are part of the logo instead of being text so they won't scale well with the page zoom)
Most likely it's locked into an image because in 2011, web fonts were still a new-ish web technology ...
Just because you can customize something with additional graphics doesn't mean you should. I find the customizations of other stack exchanges quite distracting from the content that I actually came here to view.
The graphical logo doesn't show up on the mobile version of the site.
It's not you, it used to be there but it's been killed off.
From the Meta Stackoverflow post: Kill the Retag option, use just Edit
Retag is gone. It has ceased to be. The "please go back and click the retag link instead of edit" message is gone. We will (not) miss it.
Editing tags only will result in the same behavior as retag, except for the ...