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Supposing that I am commenting about an answer given from somebody on Stack Exchange that is so short that could be a comment, what should I say?

This [the answer for which I am leaving the comment] is borderline with being a comment.
This is borderline with comments.

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I would say something like:

This is almost just a comment. Next time, please consider just adding a comment if your answer is this short.

If you really want to use the word "borderline", you might say something like this:

This answer borders on being just a comment. If your answer is on the borderline like this one, please consider making it a comment instead of an answer.

Edit: You could also say something like this:

In the case of a borderline comment like this short answer, next time please consider just making it a comment.

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  • If I were to use borderline as adjective, which sentence should I use? (I mean, if that makes any sense or it is possible in the case I am describing.) – kiamlaluno Apr 9 '13 at 13:10
  • @kiamlaluno I added a third usage that more closely matches your request of an adjective. – Eric S Apr 9 '13 at 13:19
  • Thank you. Your answer was perfect as it was before, and it now helps me understanding how I should use borderline. I take you would rather avoiding using borderline, and that is useful information too. – kiamlaluno Apr 9 '13 at 15:04

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