I just joined this site today. After looking through the first page of questions, I see that many of the questions are answered, but just as a comment (see end of post for list). I understand that even though this is not recommended, there are reasons why users do not wish to post a full answer. Is it worth it doing something to boost the answered question count? For example, I could:
Expand comments into answers myself.
Leave a comment suggesting to the commenter to post his comment as an answer.
Personally, since this site is currently in Beta, and since the fact that many questions go unanswered is currently being used to argue that this site is having problems, I would prefer to do choice #1. I mean, I am obviously allowed to do so. However, I just wanted to gauge, would this be in line with the direction of this site?