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I have added a comment on a Stack Overflow question and the OP offers "Move this discussion to chat" and we have discussed his issue in chat. And I have resolved his issue.

Can I reform the chat discussion and post it as an answer?

  • @πάνταῥεῖ : The Stackoverflow question not mine. I have resolved in the chat – Govind Parashar Jan 29 at 19:48
  • Ah, I misunderstood. Sure you can write an answer based on your discussion. What do you think is the problem? – πάντα ῥεῖ Jan 29 at 19:50
  • I am just thinking because OP did to many wrong thing in his code we have corrected one by one. It is correct to mention all the steps and post as a answer ? – Govind Parashar Jan 29 at 19:55
  • Maybe the question is off-topic at all. But that shouldn't affect your answer primarily. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jan 29 at 19:57
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    Would be nice to see the concrete example. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jan 29 at 20:19
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Can I reform the chat discussion and post it as an answer?

Sure you can do that.

From comments: I am just thinking because OP did to many wrong thing in his code we have corrected one by one. It is correct to mention all the steps and post as a answer ?

Well, one can argue ins such case that the OP's question was off-topic because of being too-broad or unclear at all.

But generally that shouldn't affect you giving an answer how to fix all their mistakes.

On the other hand at least at Stack Overflow, there's a close reason for questions asking about simple or typographical errors, and that question would be closed and deleted in the longer terms anyways.

It's your choice if you think it's worth the effort, and you believe that Q&A pair would be useful for future research, or better flag the question for closure1.


1)Note that answered off-topic questions makes it harder, and takes more effort to remove them.

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