I've come across a few questions where comments answer the question. I was wondering, if an actual answer does not exist for that comment, can I then answer that question assuming I've had experience with that software and expanding on the comment? I see that on ServerFault, that seems to be the consensus there,
Steal comments that answer the question and post them as an answer.
But I just wanted to be cleared here before I go out and start doing this. If you think should happen,
- Should there be a time limit between when the commentator wrote the comment and someone else posting an answer? (In the case that commentator was writing a real answer and someone posted their answer before the commenter did)
- Should the other person posting an answer reference the commenter's name?