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I just found a question that isn't a question, but the intention is good.

IPhone EventKit Discrepancy with NSDate ( Time is off by 1 hour )

It's not a real question, not a question at all actually, but it might still be helpful to someone.

It could easily be rewritten as a question and one could extract the answer and post it as an answer. That way it would be a real question and probably more helpful than before.

What is the correct way to handle this situation?

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Ask the OP to edit it to be a question, answer it, and accept the answer? – Soumya Jul 7 '11 at 0:48
(1) If it's helpful, why have you not up-voted it? ;) ... (2) In addition to Soumya92's suggestion, you can also edit their question -- which I have done in this case, as an example. – Awesome Poodles Jul 7 '11 at 1:32

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For the example question, this approach worked just fine:

  1. Edit the question, separating out the question from the answer. Example.

  2. Optionally, post a helpful comment like jtbandes did.

  3. The OP very quickly learned and did post an answer. The question soon was in a "proper" Q&A format.

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