I'm a regular lurker of PP&CG. Today I encountered a situation I'm not sure how this community regularly responds to. I'm asking this to learn more about the common and accepted practices here, and what I should be doing if I'm in a position to act.
The situation was that I saw an unusual answer to a shortest-in-bytes-wins challenge: it wasn't golfed at all. Not only that, but it was more verbose than necessary for the sake of some useful programming practices we'd usually forsake for code golf (like a descriptive error message).
I considered leaving a comment politely encouraging them to find ways to make their code shorter, but maybe they're just answering because they see doing it at all as a worthwhile challenge and feel like sharing their work. Or something, I don't know. I also don't know if that's seen as fine here or not.
How do we respond to totally ungolfed answers? Encourage golfing? Leave it be? Vote on it somehow? Something else? (Is there even a common way to handle this?)