Is it possible to accept a comment as an answer?

I often see questions which can be answered in a comment. They mostly come from newcomers and sometimes from old members (like me) as well. For me it happens because I don't know some options or proper syntax (learning everyday). If just a small hint in comment solves my problem, I would prefer to accept it as an answer and thus to offer the commenter some credits.

  • 5
    You can either prompt the user to post his/her comment as an answer, or if the user seems to not have been active for quite a while, you can post an answer summarizing the contents of the comment. (Setting it CW is optional, but it is sometimes done.) Jun 10, 2016 at 11:58
  • 1
    Related: meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/1244/18476
    – Karsten7
    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:02
  • 2
    [The answers here are in comments. That cracks me up.] Dec 4, 2019 at 14:54


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .