When browsing the "Unanswered" list of a tag, I run into posts sometimes, where the OP already has self-answered his own question long time ago (lets say > 3 months), but self-answered within his question, instead of posting an actual answer.
Usually I'd use a comment, asking the OP to please move the answer out of the question into an actual answer.
As long as the OP get's aware of such asking and is willing to move the text into an actual answer, there's no problem.
But what are we supposed to do, when the profile says, this author hasn't been seen for a long time (afaik this means he also isn't checking his inbox anymore as well), so it's very unlikely that he will even get aware of such asking?
Or more general: what to do when the OP doesn't respond/react, for whatever reasons?
I thought of
leave as is, but this would still make people wasting their time reading "Unanswered" posts which actually already have been answered
Flag a mod for attention
Edit the post, cut the answer out of the question, move it into an actual answer
but couldn't find something "official" about the right way yet.
Is there any "official" or "commonly used" way?