In order to solve this, I usually write the general solution in a sentence or two, and add "WORK IN PROGRESS" at the bottom of my answer. I then edit the answer and save every minute or two, so that the answer is updated often.
Is this a bad habit? I think it saves time and energy for other users, who won't write the same solution. I always write this message after I have a short, concise solution in pseudocode or text.
I've been recently downvoted for this habit (after years of using it), and wanted to consult about it here.
I never leave loose ends; before the in-progress note there is a self-contained, clear solution, albeit short and codeless.