# Can an answer be turned into a comment/deleted?

Extension of previous problem, involving $\ell^p$ norm circles

The only answer available was a reply to the original question (what can I use to find the area of each). However, now that I've edited the question, the answer would be much better as a comment. I don't want bounty being awarded for something that isn't an answer, so is there a way to have the answer turned into a comment and/or deleted?

• I think you should't edit your question in a way that makes previously valid answers invalid. You can just ask a new question instead. Oct 9 '10 at 19:37
• that is a good point, but now that there's a bounty on it, I'm worried that bounty will go to a non-answer... (although the previous answer wasn't too much of an answer either; it just gave me a name of what I was asking for) Oct 9 '10 at 22:34
• I don't want the bounty either; I don't really have any more time to spend on that question, and I don't want to get something for nothing. Maybe the bounty can be removed for that question, and then you can ask a new question with that bounty? Oct 10 '10 at 0:26
• The bounty won't be automatically awarded unless the answer gets to +2 vote. Oct 10 '10 at 8:01
• I like JM's idea of removing the bounty and making a new question with that bounty on it instead. Oct 10 '10 at 20:15