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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?

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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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