I noticed a "bug" (or maybe a conceptual shortcoming, but an important one) with converting answers to comments today.
Steps to reproduce:
- User A answers a question.
- User B comments on the answer with a reply. User A does not see the notification for the comment yet.
- A moderator converts the answer and the comment to comments on the question (or elsewhere).
Now the notification for User A will vanish, so he won't know that he actually got a response before their answer was converted (nor will he know that their answer was converted unless they check). I can't see why this would be the intended behaviour, hence the bug tag.
My suggested fix is, when converting answers and comments to comments, to prepend
@UserA to all comments that don't have a @ping already.
(There would be a notification if the comment had already contained
@UserA, but that is likely not the case unless a larger number of comments accumulates before the answer gets converted.)