I've noticed while skimming through questions on CodeReview that people are replying with legitimate answers in the comments section, instead of the answers section.

While I've only attached 2 links below, I think if you surf around enough you will see what I mean.



Feature Request:

Allow a comment to be promoted (migrated) to an answer. Include the option to auto-accept as the answer for the question.


Other than helping to clarify that the comments are "clarifications", I don't see why we would need to break the implicit flow of what the users do. Just add in the workflow.


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I added a comment on that question because I was mostly just pointing out the footer text, and I thought others would have better insight (and I was right).

I think, for the most part, people add a comment instead of an answer because they want to or because they feel it doesn't qualify as a full answer. If the OP wants to accept the comment as an answer, he can add a comment asking to post it as an answer, or he can just add an answer which quotes the comment.

And FYI this feature has already been requested on Meta SO.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks seand. I didn't see this feature request, which is why I added it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Randy
    Mar 23, 2012 at 13:10

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