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Preview text for answers should be the answer's text
When searching, not only questions but also answers come up in the results. However, the information on it is mixed between the question that the answer is on and the answer itself:
- Title: Question title (answers don't have titles, so this makes sense, even if it may be a bit confusing. Perhaps this could be clarified somehow?)
- Votes: Answer votes
- Preview text: Question text
- Author attribution: Answer author
The most troubling part is, of course, the author attribution - it wrongly gives the impression that the preview text was written by the one named, instead of by the questioner.
Since it's the answer that is the result, it should be more consistent to change the preview text to be the answer's text rather than the question's. That's also probably what searchers are more interested in anyway.
(It would also be nice for the preview to automatically preview the section that includes the search text like search engines do, but this may be technically infeasible)
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