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Allow converting comments to answers

Allow converting comments to answers, so they can become accepted answers. I asked a question. Someone commented on it, and it was an awesome comment that fully answered the question. As the original ...
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1answer
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Way to convert a comment to an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mark a comment as answer to a question Some time back, I had asked "Way to convert an answer to a comment?", and got answer that Diamond moderators are given this feature. I ...
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3answers
429 views

link to promote comment into answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mark a comment as answer to a question Some people are too modest and propose a different idea to a question in a comment. Is it an acceptable idea to provide the user that ...
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2answers
86 views

Could a feature be added for mods to set comments as answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow converting comments to answers Add a feature to migrate a comment into an answer This might be a duplicate request but I can't find it. Instead, what I have found is ...
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10answers
7k views

Why do some people answer in comments?

Why do some people post comments that are actually answers to the question? Wouldn't posting an answer be better?
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8answers
906 views

Promoting comments to answers

This has been mentioned before, but a long time ago, and got closed for a rather confusing reason (converting comments to answers is not an "exact duplicate" of converting answers to comments), so I'm ...
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5answers
349 views

Is it in bad form to answer a question with another user's comment

Sometimes I find questions where another user has made a comment on the question that I think would be a perfectly acceptable answer to the question. Would it be in bad form to copy the comment ...
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5answers
286 views

Can we stop people from answering questions in the comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? There seems to be a trend lately of people answering SO questions in the comments under the question. I don't mind seeing discussions ...
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1answer
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On the (bad) habit of commenting instead of answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? (Despite the similar title, I don't think this is a duplicate of this question.) I often encounter the following situation: high-rep ...
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2answers
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Accepting a comment which automatically transforms into an answer, to save time and money?

I asked a question some time ago: How do I get a date or datetime out of an SQLite3 row? The comment was the holy answer, and I'd like to accept it as good answer. However, I can only accept answers. ...
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3answers
386 views

A method for the OP to accept comments?

Question: What if the author of a question can accept a comment? The problem: Time and time again, answers are posted as a comment. Usually, the person who commented has the best of intention (e.g. ...
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1answer
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Question answered in comments indicator [duplicate]

In the unanswered section of many sites there are a lot of questions that have 0 answers but when you go and look at them someone has suggested an answer in the comments, this creates unnecessary ...
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2answers
160 views

Discourage answers as a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answering comment-answered questions I see that so often: on a basic question (like a code sample where it lacks a semicolon or something like that), someone answers as a ...
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2answers
107 views

Should answering comments be flagged as “not a comment”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting comments to answers It is very common to flag an answer as "not an answer". But how about the reverse: a comment actually being an answer? Should it be flagged? And ...
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1answer
128 views

Why are we using a comment box as an answer box sometimes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some people answer in comments? Sometimes I have seen that somebody are using a comment box as an answer box here. Is it the right way to put an answer over there?

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