There is a long-standing problem that is the subject of many posts on Stack Overflow. After close to a year of working on the core problem, I have a solution that I not only claim solves the problem, but that successfully handles an impressive unit test.
I ask this as at one point a few years ago I had a bunch of my responses deleted for "spamming" and I'd really like to find some approved way to proceed. What I'd like to do now is as follows.
1) post the question and respond to my own post with the answer
a) find most of the old posts, many of which have selected answers (usually a reasonable solution but not really the ideal or perfect one), and add new comment to the question pointing to the newly added post. (But what if comments are closed for that post?)
b) add an edit line to the bottom of the original question saying that there has been a significant breakthrough in solving the question, with a URL pointing to the my post.
Certainly if I don't do a) and b), life goes on, people still code. But the reason I spent the past year on this solution was to allow other developers to leverage using it.