This question is more to let StackExchange know my concern but if someone has any recommendations without StackExchange changing the way the site works I'd really like to hear them.
I'm getting frustrated with how the StackExchange mechanism does not allow a moderator to deal appropriately (IMO) with people who leave comments as answers, comments like "Yes! I need that too! Has anyone solved this?", and others.
Currently the only thing that I can do as a moderator is either delete their answer or leave a comment asking them to delete it. As I understand it, if I delete they cannot see any comments on their answer after it's deleted. And if I don't delete it but "resolve" the mod flag that means I don't take action to clean up the site. Neither is good for the site IMO.
Ideally it would be great to be able to send the user a message using site messaging explaining why we deleted it and what they can do next time. It would be even better if they could just see their own deleted questions so they can still see any comments associated with their question letting them know why it was deleted.
As is, there is no good option. StackExchange, Help?