Last month I asked a question on Arqade about the luck-based Mario Party 2 minigame "Day at the Races". I wanted to know if each of the 4 selectable racers had an equal chance of winning.
A few days after posting my question, I came across a Pastebin post from 2015 which documented the odds for Day at the Races in exhaustive detail, using memory analysis and savestates to study the results over 130,000 iterations.
I asked the original author on Twitter if I could repost his answer on Arqade, but was told:
Feel free to link the pastebin.
I know I should avoid posting a link-only answer by summarizing the original post, but the answer's complexity makes this a bit difficult without quoting large portions of the linked post.
What should I do when I find the answer to a question online, but I don't have the author's permission to repost their findings?