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Marking comment as an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes, a question is perfectly solved by suggestion or actual resolution given in "comments" under it. In such case, how to mark that answer (comment) as "Accepted Answer"? Due to this, the ...
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link to promote comment into answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mark a comment as answer to a question Some people are too modest and propose a different idea to a question in a comment. Is it an acceptable idea to provide the user ...
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Way to convert a comment to an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mark a comment as answer to a question Some time back, I had asked "Way to convert an answer to a comment?", and got answer that Diamond moderators are given this ...
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Add a “convert-comment-to-answer” button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question I find that in many cases a comment I've made turns out to be the answer to the question. I suggest adding a ...
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2answers
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Turn comment into answer [duplicate]

When I get the best answer to my question in a comment, is it possible to convert this comment into an answer, and accept it? Sometimes the poster don't bother to do the conversion, which is a problem ...
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1answer
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Improving the comment section with new tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? Please read before posting as duplicate.This is not the first ...
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I got my answer in comment not in answers then how can i select that comments as a answer of my question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mark a comment as answer to a question I got my answer in comment not in answers then how can i select that comments as a answer of my question?
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Elevating a comment to answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question I've come a cross a situation a few times where some good SO citizen has provided me with an answer in his or her comment. When ...
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0answers
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Marking question answered if the answer occurs in the comments section? [duplicate]

I've begun noticing questions that look unanswered to the standard "answered" interface, but in the question area an answer was provided fully in the form a comment or several comments. Protocol for ...
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Why do some people answer in comments?

Why do some people post comments that are actually answers to the question? Wouldn't posting an answer be better?
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6answers
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Promoting comments to answers

This has been mentioned before, but a long time ago, and got closed for a rather confusing reason (converting comments to answers is not an "exact duplicate" of converting answers to comments), so I'm ...
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4answers
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Can I “tip” someone who left a good comment on my answer?

Sometimes I post a "good" answer to a question, but then it turns out I missed something. Someone else comes along and points out my error/omission in a comment, and I change my answer. My answer is ...
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1answer
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How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments?

Sometimes I have asked a question which got no answers, but is answered in the comments to the question. How should I handle these questions? I can't accept an answer, so it is never an accepted ...
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3answers
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Allow converting comments to answers

Allow converting comments to answers, so they can become accepted answers. I asked a question. Someone commented on it, and it was an awesome comment that fully answered the question. As the original ...

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