If someone questions the notability of a claim, or the claimant, and someone else wishes to assert the notability of the claim/claimant, should they avoid adding a comment, and instead edit the question?
In the question Does Female Circumcision reduce urinary tract infections? , the OP provided information about the notability of the claimant in a comment (I think he indicated that the author of the quoted claim was notable, and had an English-language Wikipedia article about the author). However, the comment has since been deleted, and a user is currently questioning the notability of the claim. Should the OP have provided the information about the claimant in the question instead?
I understand that claims have to be notable, but I am concerned that providing too much information about the notability of a claim may be distracting.
Note: I'm not saying that the person who deleted the comment is the same person who is questioning the notability of the claim.