Often, comments to my posted question are the most relevant to my understanding and subsequent solving of a problem. Sometimes, there are no answers posted, but I solved my issue through a comment.
I would like to a.) reward the poster with rep for being useful to me, and b.) increase my acceptance rate in cases where no answers have been posted. In most cases, I've asked the commenter to repost as an answer so I can accept it...to no avail.
Suggestions? Maybe after x days/weeks without answers, comments can be accepted as answers? Maybe a "promote to answer" option after x rep is earned? Maybe answering my own question with the comment and a way to manually award the "accepted answer" to the original commenter?