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I answered a question which Dennis Washington correctly pointed should have been a comment than an answer.
Is there any way to change an answer to a comment while still respecting the sentiments of the contributor to help intact?
This feature was recently introduced for diamond moderators. Flag your post for moderator attention and make a note that you would like it turned into a comment, and it will be taken care of shortly.
I would just copy the answer, comment it, and delete the answer.