We do have many posts here with numerous and lengthy comments but only few answers. I have seen some efforts recently to remove dated and obsolete comments to clean up the site an thus improve readability, and quality.
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Let us go through our own comments to see if we can delete obsolete comments, or include valuable information from these comments in an answer.
We could do so by either editing information from comments into exisiting answers, or by giving an additional answer where we could just copy & paste from comments. We may want to make this answer Community Wiki to avoid the impression we are going to hunt for rep with other people's ideas, and to give the OP a chance to edit this answer.