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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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56 votes
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How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have asked a question which got no answers, but is answered in the comments to the question. How should I handle these questions? I can't accept an answer, so it is never an accepted ...
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Can I "tip" someone who left a good comment on my answer?

Sometimes I post a "good" answer to a question, but then it turns out I missed something. Someone else comes along and points out my error/omission in a comment, and I change my answer. My answer is ...
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Unanswered Question - Answered in comments [duplicate]

I am relatively new to SO and see this very often. As the title suggests there are many questions that are answered in comments itself and they remain unanswered forever. Shouldn't there be an option ...
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Should old questions with a solution in the comments but no posted answer be answered?

I've been searching through old, unanswered (i.e. zero answers) in the ``mysql-error-1064` tag (just as an example), and I've across several questions that: have been answered in the comments could ...
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2 answers
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Answering comment-answered questions [duplicate]

This one is more of a netiquette question. Sometimes I stumble on "unanswered" questions that were actually answered - in their comments. Those questions are shown as unanswered in the statistics. ...
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Got an answer to a bounty'd question, but it was in a comment. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? How to Give Credit for An Answer in the Comments I asked a question, and I didn't get an answer, so I put up a ...
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Allow questions to be closed/answered by the user even without an answer

I was looking for unanswered question and I came across this https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10308511/display-mysql-using-jtable which is having an upvote to its name. After reading the entire ...
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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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8 votes
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Should comments that answer the question be flagged?

I already know that enough people posted their comments as answers to the question for the option "not an answer": This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should ...
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3 votes
2 answers
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Can we allow moderators to upgrade a comment to an answer? [duplicate]

When someone posts an answer that's really a comment, mods can move it to the comments. But when someone posts a comment that is essentially a complete answer (and no further answer is likely to be ...
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5 votes
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What are best practices to contribute to cleaning up unanswered questions?

I was spending a little time looking for questions with 0 answers that I could answer, and found this one where the answer was actually in the comments (Rails Server won't run after upgrading ...
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5 votes
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Flag solved questions with no answer?

I've been stalking through the Unanswered Questions category on SO looking for reasonable questions that have slipped through the cracks, and have run into a lot of questions that look like reasonable ...
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New ways of ending the question -- solved by myself, solved by comment [duplicate]

OK, for me it is pretty obvious, but Stack Exchange still does not have such features: I asked a question and a week later I found an answer -- I would like to edit the question to add section "...
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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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