I have answered this question. My answer had links to valuable information in context of the problem, but the conclusion was useless (striked through in my answer). Another user gave correct solution to the problem in question, in the comment to the answer.
I decided to quote his comment, so my answer would be more likely upvoted. (I could say also: to make my answer complete and more informational; but to be honest, in the end it is because of the reputation :) )
Although I quoted it, because of the reputation issue, I'm not sure how ethical it is. On the other hand, reputation is just a mechanism for getting quality answers to clearly stated practical questions, in short for the site to have the qualitiy and valuable practical information.
So, my questions are:
- is this action ethical?
- is this action acceptable?
- does this action indeed add to the quality of solution of the problem in question (e.g for some unknown (probably, but not neccessary, non SO user) surfer who stumbles upon it searching for the solution)?