I have just seen an automatic answer being put for one of my questions on DBA. This was made by Comment Converter which seems to be quite useful as it already got a gold badge.

The user profile indicated DBA as the only community. Is this used only for DBA or are there any other instances for other communities?


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It's hard to prove a negative but I haven't encountered any other sites in the network where such a bot is active. Comments get converted to (sometimes wiki) answers all the time, but usually under the 'main' account of the user.

This particular account (not a bot, confirmed by the author) is run by one of the ♦ moderators; this has the additional benefit that he's able to delete the comment himself. (Though when run by a normal user, it could still flag the comment as 'no longer needed'.)

  • Thanks for the clarification. It seems like something which is doable with a userscript, i.e. the user would need to spot comments eligible for conversion, but with a button to do the conversion itself automatically.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:32
  • @PaulWhite - I was just wondering if it was bot or human, because it should have been a damn good robot at doing natural language processing.
    – Alexei
    Apr 18, 2019 at 7:33

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