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This unregistered user was able to delete own post (I thought only registered users were able to) and repost it as a comment on a question which is not their own (as per the FAQ it would require 50 rep).

How was that possible? Or are moderators (since shortly?) able to impersonate an user?

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Moderators have the ability to convert answers into comments. If a non-answer is sufficiently useful that it wouldn't be a bad idea to retain, we can use it to preserve the content in this manner. Accompanying comments may optionally be brought along with it.

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