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I'm not sure what am I supposed to do with this question:

I placed a question, but the problem turned out to be completely different from the one I thought at first (and named the question after).

The question placed is answered (but the answer does not solve the real problem). The real problem was answered in a comment.

I'm not sure if I am to leave the question unanswered, or accept the answer that answered the question I placed first.

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The best thing to do is ask them to re-post their comment as an answer, which you can then accept as correct.

Lucas B has already suggested to Chris Taylor that he do that in the comments of that question.

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This happens to me a lot. Usually i ask them to post as a comment and almost always they do within 24hours. – acidzombie24 Sep 13 '10 at 19:30

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