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I agree with your interpretation that a question about a problem resulting from a typo or failure to load a necessary package is fair game for closure, although "solved in comments" isn't very informative. It's easy enough to point out the nature of the problem/solution in a closing comment. If the answer is found among the answers to another ...


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Closing as "solved in comments" is the worst thing to do to a question. If the question does not have enough votes, the closure might make it eligible to be roombad (https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/roomba) and all the knowledge will be lost. Further users with the same problem won't be able to benifit from it. "Solved in comments" ...


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The 'official' way is indeed to convert the comment into an answer, see How to end the "unanswered" status of really solved questions in the comments and Solved by comment -> how to flag. The person writing the answer can be either the original commenter, or the asker (along the lines of 'from the comment of @johnsmith I found the answer and it ...


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We had a discussion about close reasons here: Text for 'off-topic' closure. It seems that it wasn't completely discussed and finished. I activated an off-topic text, that was already prepared: This question does not fall within the scope of TeX-LaTeX Stack Exchange as defined in the help center. These reasons may include the use of out of date packages/...


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