I came across multiple questions, where the original poster found a solution and edited the question to add that solution to the question instead of posting the solution as an answer. For example: 1, 2, 3. I found this post on SO Meta, which suggests a course of actions on how to deal with that, but I found no similar advice here on U&L Meta. It seems reasonable to:
- Leave a comment under the question asking the original poster to post their solution as an answer.
- If there is no reaction for a few days, to edit out the solution from the question and post it as a community wiki with a reference to the original poster.
If the original poster decides to post their answer separately, the community wiki answer can be removed.
Is this correct? Can a moderator post the answer under the original poster's name instead? Should I flag the question for moderators' attention?