When browsing through the Unanswered Questions section of WordPress SE, I come across an overwhelming amount of supposedly 'unanswered' questions, which have actually have a perfectly reasonable answer posted in the comments, or as part of the question itself.

I propose that something be done about this - be it an option to migrate a comment to an answer, or a setting to mark a question as answered.

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See this answer for some guidance. In short:

  • Leave a comment, ask to move the solution to a real answer.
  • Come back two weeks later and either
    • vote up the new answer, or
    • “steal” the answer. That is absolutely acceptable.

We cannot convert comments to answers, only the other way works. And the asker only can mark a question as answered.

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