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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 "convert-comment-to-answer" button.

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    Why can't you delete or flesh out the non-answer into an answer? What rep does this even come to kick in?
    – random
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 16:16
  • What about [feature-request] to vote to convert comment to the answer?
    – Martin.
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 16:16
  • Maybe we get 5 comments a day we can turn into answers. Anybody's comment. Anywhere, anytime.
    – user7116
    Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 16:17

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If it is a comment, it is too short for an answer.

You can easily click the edit link next to your comment, copy to an answer and improve/flesh out before posting, then deleting the comment.


Most of the times, comment doesn't fit as an answer, because comments are too short.

Sometimes it would be useful, though

However, I do not think this would ever become , because it's too simple to just copy your comment and put it as an answer instead

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