So there's a question that is basically identical to what I need answered, but it was never fully answered. The question was posted by an unregistered user. I'd like to add an incentive for getting that question answered, so I'm considering offering bounty. However, this scenario doesn't quite work right, because:
- If I need to provide any additional information to help with the question, I would then have to either enter comments (not ideal for long content) or edit the OP's question (not ideal because it would be additional information about my setup, not the OP's).
- The OP would need to accept the answer in order to award the bounty (unless I was lucky enough to have upvotes mirror my intended result). Since the user is not registered, they might not even have the ability or incentive to accept an answer.
Another option would be for me to post another question. Although this would allow me to post specific details relating to my problem, the question would probably be closed as a duplicate of the older question.
I wish I could just take ownership of this potentially orphaned question, but since I can't, what is the most acceptable action for someone in my situation to take?