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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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How to handle an answer as a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? Someone answered a question of mine in a comment. How do I handle the situation? I don't want to leave the question ...
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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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What to do with questions that are unanswered but answered in the comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? I was going through the unanswered questions today and came across JasperReports | Bad exception in PDF exporting. ...
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Can't accept the answer to my question [duplicate]

I'm new here, this was my first question. Got an answer quite fast, but can't accept it. I'm logged in, can edit my question, but don't see any checkmarks to accept answers at all (tried in Google ...
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Is there a way to get a question off the unanswered list if it's answered in a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? The user who posted this question promptly realized her simple mistake and posted a comment with the obvious answer....
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Create answer from comment when there are no answers [duplicate]

Recently I've seen a couple of questions (across various SE sites) that I could answer, upon reading the question & comments I've found that it's been answered as a comment but there's no actual ...
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What if we get an answer in user comments? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, How to align a td text to the left of the table. For that question I got answered by Gintas K's comments, but I can't accept that comment as the accepted ...
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Unanswered questions which were answered in the comments [duplicate]

Some questions are being answered quickly in on of the comments; in some cases, the OP even "accepts" (in words, in another comment) the comment-answer. Here's an example. The problem is that such ...
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Is there a way to close questions that were answered by comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? I like going over unanswered questions and have a try in answering them - but there are some questions - like ...
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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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Comments that solve the problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to handle questions which are answered in the comments? How to avoid unanswered questions with answers in comments Recently, I asked a question on SO, and the answer was ...
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Question comments as question answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I handle questions which are answered in the comments? Allow converting comments to answers I found many questions with no answers but with many valuable comments. ...
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Old guy can't figure out how to approve answer [duplicate]

I posted my first question to Stack Overflow and received two replies. I clicked on the link in the provided e-mail and the question, and two responses, were shown. I decided to accept one of the ...

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