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Why isn't there a “comment needs conversion to answer” flag option and diamond moderator option? [duplicate]

Like many SO users, I check the unanswered queue periodically to find ... well, questions that need answers. However, roughly a tenth of the "unanswered" questions I view aren't unanswered at all: ...
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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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Comments that are answers; best way to encourage proper behavior? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting comments to answers Allow asker to upgrade comment to answer I find the following case quite common: Asker create question that may be confusing or poorly worded ...
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How to encourage answers to be posted on obviously resolved questions [duplicate]

I find a lot of questions, particularly on SO, with no answer but a long trail of comments which once read, it becomes apparent it has been answered. Often with a comment by the OP saying something ...
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How do we prod users who have answered their own questions to post an answer and accept it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting comments to answers In trawling through the Unanswered Questions page, I've come across more than a few questions where the original poster has answered his or her ...
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making a comment an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting comments to answers Allow converting comments to answers Have you ever considered the posibility to set a comment as an answer? Sometimes a user gives ...
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Propose a new 20k reputation privilege [closed]

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...
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Mark a comment as the answer to a question

I have a question and have seen others to which the best and most relevant answer (at least the one that solved my particular problem) is placed in the comments to the question as opposed to the ...
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What should be done with questions that have been self-resolved as a comment instead of an answer?

I'm trying to go through and provide answers to every unanswered question (search "closed:0 answers:0"), somewhat following the spirit that was blogged about at The Horror of No Answer: Revival and ...
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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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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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Add an “answer in comments” flag reason

Answers in comments are a thing comments aren't for. It's an issue enough for RPG.SE and for IPS.SE that we have meta topics saying not to do it, and on the site I moderate, "answer in comments" or ...
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Is a reverse question close enough to be a duplicate question?

I just ran into this question. It sounded very familiar to me, so I checked the questions I've already answered, and found this question. So at first I was going to comment on it being a duplicate (...
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Add a feature to migrate a comment into an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Way to convert a comment to an answer? link to promote comment into answer Allow converting comments to answers Some of the questions get their answers from comments (e.g....
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Bug: Vote to old to be changed, but no vote present [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Bug with ‘Vote too old to be changed’ Vote Reversal Time Limit Concerns This was already reported by Click Upvote, but wrongly closed as a duplicate. I found ...