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I answered a question which Dennis Washington correctly pointed should have been a comment than an answer.

Is there any way to change an answer to a comment while still respecting the sentiments of the contributor to help intact?

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This feature was recently introduced for diamond moderators. Flag your post for moderator attention and make a note that you would like it turned into a comment, and it will be taken care of shortly.

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I have flagged that question for moderator attention..Thank you. However, not sure what would happen to the comments to my answers though.. – TheCottonSilk Jan 13 '11 at 6:25
@TheCottonSilk IIRC, comments can be preserved if the moderator deems it appropriate. – waiwai933 Jan 13 '11 at 6:27
Oh I see..that's very flexible! Nice to know that. – TheCottonSilk Jan 13 '11 at 6:35

I would just copy the answer, comment it, and delete the answer.

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Yes you are right, one can always do that when there are no comments to my answer.. However, it would not be a good idea to delete my answer to convert it to a comment in turn deleting the other users comments to my answer. Instead if there is a way to do it in the system itself, then it can take all the comments to my answer as well in the comments section.. – TheCottonSilk Jan 13 '11 at 5:37
ooh that would be a nice feature – tekknolagi Jan 13 '11 at 5:39

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