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Questions tagged [convert-to-comment]

questions related to converting answers to comments

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How can a moderator prevent their answer from being automatically converted to a comment on meta site?

As discussed in this meta thread, I had some difficulty posting a valid answer to an undelete request on the open data meta site. My question is, as a mod of the site, and the fact that it is the ...
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Allow users with less than 50 rep to comment if they've already commented

The title of my question could look weird at the first sight, but I will explain it to you. Recently, I’ve seen a user that posted an answer to an old question, but their answer was actually a ...
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Hide 'convert to comment' from the mod menu on deleted answers

♦ moderators can convert answers to comments. Converting a deleted answer to a comment is not possible; you'll get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment This makes sense; ...
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Inconsistent presentation of “Convert to comment” option

I have seen a couple of these situations, today, where I have a "bad" answer ("bad" for whatever reason), that has been flagged, which would serve better as a comment. However, on the mod flag page ...
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Prevent LQP review comments being moved when answer is converted to comment

Something I've noticed on several sites recently is that when a moderator converts a non-answer to a comment the automatic comments from the low quality posts review are moved along with it. The ...
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How can I prevent my “trivial” answer from being converted to a comment? [duplicate]

Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I've been spending some time browsing older retag requests to see which ones can now be completed. On one such request, I tried posting the ...
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Post undeleted and converted to comment still shows as being deleted from review

I found this answer (only visible to 10k+ users on SFF, sorry) which had been deleted from review some hours ago but also flagged for conversion to a comment. I undeleted it and converted it to a ...
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Posting free-form comments is possible without having enough reputation

The current implementation of Stack Exchange allows us to comment on a particular question without even having enough reputation. This can be done by exploiting the autocomment feature of Stack ...
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Add visual indication that a comment was originally posted as an answer

Inspired by How did this person who has 1 rep comment on a question? and this comment, I think that adding a visual indication when a comment was actually an answer that was converted to comment by a ...
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How did this person who has 1 rep comment on a question? [duplicate]

So here is their profile. And here is the question. How did the person in question, who has 1 rep, comment on a question?
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Allow moderators to convert non-answers to comments on other answers from within the flag queue

The "convert to comment" tool available from the "mod" link underneath an answer allows moderators to specify the URL or ID of the post that should be the parent of the newly converted comment, as ...
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Should I flag a comment if it is posted by someone who has only 1 rep?

In order to post comments a user must first earn at least 50 rep Users with at least 50 reputation may comment on any post. (There is no reputation requirement to post comments on MSO only; doing ...
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Why was a convert-answer-to-comment request turned down (at cost of -2 rep point for me)?

I am just wondering. I have a quite specialization in some context. After I give the answer, sometimes the asker have made it through, but it seems to take a little closer step. While I didn't have ...
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Why did my comment on an answer-converted-to-comment vanish into the void?

I've posted a comment to an answer from a new user, which was later converted to a comment, and now my comment is completely gone (doesn't even show in all-actions), and the answer-now-comment from ...
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Link malformed in automatically converted answer to trivial comment

I'm not sure if this is a problem at all as this is the first time I'm posting a link (as I don't have enough rep to post comments) but my answer which points to an answer was automatically converted ...
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The date is incorrectly truncated if the action was conversion to comment

Just noticed in this deleted answer. The date "X mins/hours/whatever ago" should be fully moved to the new line.
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Notifications vanish when answer is converted to comment

I noticed a "bug" (or maybe a conceptual shortcoming, but an important one) with converting answers to comments today. Steps to reproduce: User A answers a question. User B comments on the answer ...
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Cannot convert poorly formed answer into comment [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert an answer into a comment, but the system keeps rejecting my conversion with an irrelevant reason: Well, I guess the message is true, but not particularly relevant in this ...
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Old answers converted to comments shouldn't show up as new messages in the global inbox

A comment from 2009 has just shown up at the top of my inbox. Initially it showed as one minute old, a few minutes later it's showing 4 minutes ago, so the time error appears to be dynamic not static....
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How to delete post which is converted to a comment?

I add answer to question on gis.stackexchange.com but someone convert my answer to comment and the after I realize my answer was incorrect and I want to delete it but it is not posible now. So, is ...
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Convert link only answers into comment instead of deleting them

While reviewing "Low Quality Posts", often I used to see answers in 2 categories Answers referring to a 3rd party site or other questions in Stack Exchange. Answers referring some sort of suggestions ...
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Questions with *many* answers, *most* of which clearly don’t answer the question asked

Sometimes someone will ask a question and then a bunch of people will post answers which clearly show that they did not read the entire question and/or ignored some important parts of it. For example, ...
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Comment upvotes not carried over when converting answer to comment [duplicate]

I know it's already been covered that Answer upvotes are not the same as Comment upvotes, but suppose the following situation occurs: Useful answer that should have been a comment - Useful comment ...
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Convert code blocks to backtick syntax when converting answers to comments

If an answer has an indented code block, if it's converted to a comment, the formatting is ignored, leaving just plain text "code". It would be better if the indented code was wrapped in backticks to ...
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Stack Overflow calls my short answer “trivial”

I wrote a short answer today, and I was a bit miffed when Stack Overflow called it trivial and turned it into a comment. I think it's fine to turn a short answer into a comment, but I think the ...
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Comment on a question without 50 reputation points [duplicate]

Yesterday I wanted to comment on a question on Stack Overflow, but I don't have 50 reputation points. The question is that I referred in my answer to another Stack Overflow question, and my ...
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How does Stack Exchange decide if an answer is trivial enough to make it a comment? [duplicate]

I just wrote an answer to a question and it was automatically converted to a comment for being 'trivial'. What are the criteria of a trivial answer? The answer was posted here but has since been ...
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Why was a correct answer deleted and converted to a comment?

Please refer to the following question (on SO): How to list all the files changed by a perforce change list One of the answers to the question was deleted and converted to a comment: Although many ...
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Is “This should be a Comment” feature removed?

My question is different from Should there be a policy about 'One-Link-Only-Answers'? even if you see above question comment Marc has commented "if the link is only to a SE post, it is automatically ...
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Answers automatically converted to comments — a few suggestions

Today I joined the long list of contributors who came here wondering why their answers had been inexplicably posted as comments. I'm not going to bother arguing that this feature belongs on the scrap ...
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My answer to a question keeps being posted as comment [duplicate]

I was trying to post an answer to this question: a: visited img { display: none; } But for some reason, my answer was added to the comments section instead. This is what I was trying to post (at ...
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Answer converted to a comment [duplicate]

Today this happened to me. I was trying to answer a question and provided a link that can help the OP in solving the question. Why did the system converted it to a comment? How come it identifies one ...
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Please change the guidance for “convert to comment” to emphasize that this should only be used for comments posted as answers

Moderators have long had access to a tool for converting answers into comments. The guidance for this tool reads as follows: Answers should be converted to comments when they contain useful ...
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Transform answer to comment [duplicate]

The review queue shows a lot of comments that were posted as an answer. The review possibilites only allow to keep the "answer" or flag it (which will usually result in a deletion). Most of these "...
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Answer converted to comment, but answer not deleted

This answer seems to be converted to a comment, since the user does not have enough reputation to comment on his own. The question would be is why wasn't the answer removed?
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“Convert to comment” option should be grayed out when not available

I just tried to convert a post to a comment via the moderator menu, only to be presented with a plain-text page saying Comment must have a valid owner Presumably this is because the owner was ...
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Are educational comments good?

Often, users leave educational comments on questions and answers. What I mean are comments like: "This answer should be a comment. Please consider reading this post about the difference." "Hi, ...
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Where does an answer that is flagged as NAA and converted to a comment go?

It says it was converted to a comment, but if you view the page, it doesn't show up as a comment.... model has_many users(of a specific role type) But the answer has already been converted, and is ...
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Allow moderators to convert answers containing multiple @-replies into comment(s)

A frequent occurrence, in my experience, is that someone who does not understand the comment system, or does not have enough reputation to post a comment, or would have been able to comment due to ...
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High-rep users should be exempt from answer-to-comment autoconversion

Currently, a short, machine-identified-as-seemingly-low-quality answer is automatically converted to a comment on the question. gbn has suggested in a comment that this be "weighted for, say, user ...
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How to be brief without being trivial

I wanted to give a short answer to a question, by linking to my answer to a previous question. My answer was caught as "trivial" and converted to a comment. When I want to give the same answer to ...
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Trivial answer conversion

I've noticed that on some Stack Exchange sites (like Super User), if I post a short answer I get "Trivial answer automatically converted to comment". However, on other sites (like Android Enthusiasts) ...
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“My answer was converted to a comment; see the faq”, Okay, but what for?

This is the thread in question. I did some search in meta, and found this and this. In first of those cases the answer contains only external links, and second case, the answer was more like a ...
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Comment conversion hides converter from OP, but not from others

When a moderator converts an answer to a comment, the original poster gets told to see the FAQ for why. For example, from this ELU question’s (now-deleted) answer, which got converted to this ...
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Revision history message for answer-to-comment conversion is inconsistently phrased

A very minor issue, but (even though Mana totally didn't do anything) as you can see in the revision history for a particular Arqade answer, the phrasing used to describe the conversion to comment ...
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“Not an answer” flag, add a text box to enter what post should receive the flagged post as a comment

When I flag an answer as "not an answer", if it should be a comment, I instead flag it as "other" and put in the box the post that it should be a comment on. When moderating on SQA, I know I wish I ...
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Why do comments get moved from answer to question?

At the time of writing, this question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12954747/msil- insertion-in-dotnet has one answer, which has now been deleted. Prior to deletion, there were two comments ...
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Add 'Change (answer) to comment' option to review page

I asked this question on Meta TeX SE and was asked to post it here too. Some of the answers I review on TeX SE are not answers; they are comments. Normally this happens when a user does not have ...
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Should accepted answers be convertable to comments?

I answered this (closed) question recently. I posted what was admittedly a short answer: I think you want stripslashes. However, that was essentially all the asker (thought they) needed, and I ...
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Can anything be done after my answer was converted to a comment?

In this question: Is there a way to expand the current WorkingSet of a process to 1GB? I think I had the first reasonable answer: and about 10 minutes later came another similar answer: So I'm ...