Function to convert an answer to a new question
There are a sizable number of new users who stumble across StackOverflow from a Google search, see an answer which almost helps them, and leave another answer asking for more help.
Currently, there is no good way to deal with such people.
Can we have an option to promote such answers to new questions (with a link to the old question)?
Change the original answer into a link to the new question with a standardized explanatory text before deleting it. This way, if the user ever comes back, he'll be led to his new question (assuming that he comes back on the same account)