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Is it possible to move comments from one answer to another?

asked 2015-02-12 09:25:19 -0500

updated 2015-07-11 09:33:21 -0500

This is a relatively new site and I think people are generally used to message boards with a more familiar "thread" style rather than the "Q&A" style here. Because of this, it appears that people sometimes reply as a comment to whichever answer is at the bottom of a page (example here). This is a problem since the answer which is being commented on may end up being deleted with the loss of the comments attached to it. In the linked example's case it's not a real answer, just a user with the same problem, so arguably it should be converted to a comment too.

So is there a number of karma points above which it becomes possible to move comments from one answer to the another? As pointed out by @Julien Marrec, the list on the help page currently stops at 200 points and misses out quite a few editing abilities that become available at higher levels of karma. If not, could this be introduced?

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I don't have the right to do it. But I'm fairly certain true admins like @Neal Kruis can, as well as converting comments to answer. I would almost add to the question seeing the full list of Karma/privilege combos. On the Help page, it stops at 200.

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2015-02-12 09:54:18 -0500 )edit

I can delete or edit a comment, but can't move it to another location (short of doing a copy and past with the new location having me as author)

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-02-12 16:04:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-13 14:03:19 -0500

updated 2015-02-16 02:43:19 -0500

The site admin can convert comments to answers and answers to comments. If you see something that needs my attention, send an email to unmethours@bigladdersoftware.com.

As to @Julien Marrec's request for a full list of privileges, here it is:

  • Upvote: 1
  • Upload images: 10
  • Answer your own question immediately: 15
  • Accept your own answer: 20
  • Flag a post as offensive: 20
  • Downvote: 100
  • Retag questions posted by others: 200
  • Edit posts authored by others: 200
  • View offensive flags: 200
  • Close and reopen questions: 500
  • Delete comments posted by others: 500
  • Delete questions and answers posted by others: 1000
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