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Marking comment as an answer? [duplicate]

Sometimes, a question is perfectly solved by suggestion or actual resolution given in "comments" under it. In such case, how to mark that answer (comment) as "Accepted Answer"? Due to this, the ...
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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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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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What do I do when sites allow posting comments in answers? [duplicate]

I have been using Stack Overflow for many years now, and recently I started contributing. My filtered questions have: C, Objective-C, and Unix in them. I want to help some guys, so I click questions ...
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A new button "solved" in questions [duplicate]

When we're searching for an unanswered question, we're faced with thousand of finished questions, but unanswered, because there was a conversation via comments. A good new feature would be to add a "...
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Add a "convert-comment-to-answer" button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question I find that in many cases a comment I've made turns out to be the answer to the question. I suggest adding a "convert-comment-to-answer" ...
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Turn comment into answer [duplicate]

When I get the best answer to my question in a comment, is it possible to convert this comment into an answer, and accept it? Sometimes the poster don't bother to do the conversion, which is a problem ...
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Improving the comment section with new tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? Please read before posting as duplicate.This is not the first time ...
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Comment answered a question, mark as solved [duplicate]

I posted a question and the answer was in the comments. How can (should) I close the topic?
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Why do I see so many answers in comments? [duplicate]

Why do I see so many answers in comments on SO? Aren't we supposed to answer questions in an answer post? Is it ok/should I flag these types of "answers?" I know this is frustrating to me to be ...
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What to do if someone has answered my question as a comment but not posted an answer? [duplicate]

For example, my question on math stackexchange got answered by somebody in the comments. Since you can't accept comments, what should I do now?
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Elevating a comment to answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mark a comment as answer to a question I've come a cross a situation a few times where some good SO citizen has provided me with an answer in his or her comment. When this ...
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Marking question answered if the answer occurs in the comments section? [duplicate]

I've begun noticing questions that look unanswered to the standard "answered" interface, but in the question area an answer was provided fully in the form a comment or several comments. Protocol for ...
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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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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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