When a user resolves their own question and posts a I solved it comment, there appears to be consensus to post their comment as an answer:
- Steal comments that answer the question and post them as an answer
- What to do with questions that have been self-resolved as a comment instead of an answer
This makes sense when compiling information from comments by the OP and others to a well formed answer, clearly isolating the resolution.
There is also talk of flagging moderator attention to convert comments to answers or vice versa.
If pasting the comment is the recommended practice, how literal should it be?
You forgot to post your answer. Here it is: "Hi peopje, I solved it. [...] Thanks again, you thoughts sparked the solution!" This will show up as solved in the search. Please make sure to do this next time.
Is this acceptable? Shouldn't some effort to isolate and edit the answer be put forth?
It would seem commentary around the answer should be left as comments.