Looking at the comment to the Q there would be a fitting answer.

It would be a nice feature for Moderators to be able to convert comments to answers (and more often vice versa).

Possible or not?

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    No, it's not. They can move answers to comments, but not the other way around.
    – Mithical
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:05
  • Interesting. There was an up vote for that feature in the past. So why not implement it?
    – Nils
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:09
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    @Nils There are a lot of features with upvotes which never get implemented, or take years. The dev team has more ideas than time to implement them, and while the community has input, they can't insist on changes.
    – Dan Bron
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:12
  • @Mithrandir I am requesting that feature for Mod. The linked Q asked for the questioner.
    – Nils
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:13
  • @Mithrandir ok. close my Q as duplicate.
    – Nils
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:16
  • I think it would be yet better, if even the community could do it, with votes, as usual. Poke me, I am dreaming...
    – peterh
    Mar 20, 2017 at 4:55
  • @peterh That would require a different upvote for comments. Tricky to programming. And there were reasons not to give that right to ordinary users
    – Nils
    Mar 20, 2017 at 6:16
  • @Nils Why? Initally, the concept of the SE was that everything is being done by the community. There is the reputation system, there are the rules, if multiple, high-rep users are needed for an action, it can't cause too big problems (until it is not very important).
    – peterh
    Mar 20, 2017 at 6:17
  • @peterh - You indicated that you wanted the community to be able to convert comments into answers by upvoting them, the reason that cannot be done is that would require a new system to be created, just for comments. If the comment is so good, somebody should reference the comment, and simply submit an answer.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 20, 2017 at 13:29


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