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I was looking at questions where I might be able to improve the quality, and I found a question, Using mscomm ActiveX with Qt, that had the answer edited into the question. Is it OK for me to take the edit answer and post it as an actual answer, and then revert/undo the edit that added the solution? It seems iffy because I don't want to take credit for someone else's answer, but I don't want to leave it the way it is.

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What I would do is to first suggest to the OP to write that as an answer.
If he doesn't do that, then (after X days) I would edit the question to remove the answer, and write that part as answer, giving credit to the OP. If the answer can be made better, I would change it, and if I am be able, I would first verify it is the correct answer.

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