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Several times now, my questions have been answered "unofficially" in the comments section, rather than posted as an "official" answer. In such a case, how can I, as the OP, indicate that my question has been resolved and give credit to whom credit is due?

marked as duplicate by Speravir, Werner, moewe, jub0bs, egreg Jan 4 '14 at 14:23

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    you can suggest to the poster of the "acceptable" comment to post that as an answer. (this has been asked before, but i'm not where i can easily check for duplicates. i will post a partial or unchecked answer in a comment when i'm in a situation where i can't test what i'm suggesting. i'd rather test than post a wrong answer; it's easier to delete a bogus comment.) – barbara beeton Jan 4 '14 at 2:07
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    Regarding Barbara’s “has been asked before”: What if a comment answers a question?. Also related: Why do people answer in comments? – Speravir Jan 4 '14 at 2:28

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