So, a well-respected user over on Stack Overflow thinks I may have encountered a bug on my recent post, and requested i post over here mentioning it:
I asked a question and eventually (within a couple of hours) sorted out the problem and posted my own response, explaining what I did to solve the problem. So after posting my response, I tried to check off the response I made as the solution. SO gave me an orange box saying I had to wait six hours before doing that, so I did. I tried again before heading to bed, still no luck. I tried again the next day, well over 8 hours, and still couldn't do it. So I flagged my response, saying that I still couldn't mark the post as the solution.
I got a response today (as a 'helpful flag') from someone:
"Can you please ask about this on Meta Stack Overflow? It might be a bug. – Will♦ 1 hour ago"
And here was the flag I sent that was deemed helpful:
I cannot flag this comment as the solution. It's exactly what I did to solve the problem, and no matter when I've tried to check it off as the solution, it always says I can do so in six hours: which has long since gone by since I posted the solution. – 19 hours ago helpful