Thinking of ways to make a common task easier for moderators.
We've seen it a hundred times. A cookie-based user asks a question. Later, they log on from a different machine and cannot edit their question, so they add an answer to leave comments or add details.
A moderator has two choices. They can delete the answer and move on, or...
- The mod edits the answer
- The mod copies all the text from the answer
- The mod switches back and deletes the answer
- The mod edits the question
- The mod pastes the text to the bottom of the question
I'd suggest adding an option to the answer to automate this process. A moderator can click a "Merge with Question" link, which automatically deletes the answer and adds it as an edit to the bottom of the question.
Mistakes can be fixed by simply reverting the edit and undeleting the answer.