Another user engaged positively with my answer, as there was a small conversation thread.
That person then copied the answer and made what I would say are minor modifications (the comments I left in my original code that pertained to the specific case are still in the places where he made edits to be more specific).
The answer does acknowledge that it is a general case of my specific code.
Ignoring the fact that I'm involved in it, what should one do when seeing this situation?
The only thing I can think of, and I'm not sure that it's necessarily the right solution, is to flag the answer for moderator attention.
Other possible actions, which I believe are wrong, are:
- Editing the answer; that would change its intent
- Voting the answer down; it's a technically correct answer
One could leave a comment, but that can lead to confrontation and escalation (depending on the parties involved) which would be counterproductive.
The only thing I've done, which is not really related, is edit the answer to hyperlink the already existing attribution (but I do this as a regular edit for any answer which explicitly references another).
What's the best approach here, if any?