When a user's post is converted to a comment, they see a message about it on the post itself:

your post was converted to a comment; see the faq

However, that only works for the post owner; other users see:

Deleted by BoltClock ♦ 2 mins ago

Is it possible to generalize the first message (e.g. "this post was converted to a comment") and show it to everyone? It's useful for 10k users/mods to know if a post was converted to a comment or just outright deleted

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    It would be nice if there was also some indicator on a comment that was converted from an answer. Nov 23, 2011 at 20:06
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    @JeffMercado: Even something as subtle as the pencil that shows your comment has been edited, would help too.
    – Ambo100
    Dec 8, 2011 at 19:19

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Starting with revision 2013.11.5.1120, if you can see the deleted post and are not the author of the post, you will see:

converted to a comment by <mod> <when>
  • Will it override this i.e. show "converted to a comment by Community"? Nov 5, 2013 at 12:27
  • @ShaWizDowArd - no. This specific case if for answers manually converted by a mod.
    – Oded
    Nov 5, 2013 at 12:48

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