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From the title, I imagine the obvious reaction would be "No, posting someone else's answer as your own is stealing," at least to me. But the question I'm lookingthe question I'm looking at is interesting: someone left an answer as a comment, and then the OP posted that as an answer. It was clearly attributed, but even so I would have asked the person who left the comment before posting an answer, even if it was my own post. What is the etiquette here?

From the title, I imagine the obvious reaction would be "No, posting someone else's answer as your own is stealing," at least to me. But the question I'm looking at is interesting: someone left an answer as a comment, and then the OP posted that as an answer. It was clearly attributed, but even so I would have asked the person who left the comment before posting an answer, even if it was my own post. What is the etiquette here?

From the title, I imagine the obvious reaction would be "No, posting someone else's answer as your own is stealing," at least to me. But the question I'm looking at is interesting: someone left an answer as a comment, and then the OP posted that as an answer. It was clearly attributed, but even so I would have asked the person who left the comment before posting an answer, even if it was my own post. What is the etiquette here?

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Is it wrong to take someone else's answer from a comment and post it yourself?

From the title, I imagine the obvious reaction would be "No, posting someone else's answer as your own is stealing," at least to me. But the question I'm looking at is interesting: someone left an answer as a comment, and then the OP posted that as an answer. It was clearly attributed, but even so I would have asked the person who left the comment before posting an answer, even if it was my own post. What is the etiquette here?