I find the following case quite common:
- Asker create question that may be confusing or poorly worded
- User creates a comment that's "if you mean this, then A, else B" -- one of the two may be an answer.
- Asker says, yeah it was the second. Thanks!
Ultimately, this creates a lot of noise -- questions having good answers are seen as unanswered, or worse, answered correctly in comments and incorrectly as an answer.
Is there a user level that can "promote" comments to (accepted) answers? Is there a proper way to let a user know they should move their comment to make it an answer?
Clearly there are several related questions and answers here, but I am not sure that any of them is this specific question. I suppose this is a meta-meta-observation :-). Anyway, just looking for a pointer on how to handle these cases properly. Is this a feature request?