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I have the right answer to my question in a commentary. How do I accept an answer in this situation?

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Ask the commentator to post it as an answer or take it and self-answer your question.

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If doing the latter you might want to wait for the commenter to have a chance to earn his rep by posting an answer, and if they don't, mark the answer as CW. – Dominic Rodger Dec 14 '09 at 12:39
    
Thanks @Dominic Rodger. But what's "CW"? – Tom Harris Dec 28 '12 at 11:07
    
@TomHarris "Community Wiki": meta.stackexchange.com/questions/11740/… – Dominic Rodger Dec 28 '12 at 23:50

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