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I encountered a question where a person had put an answer in the comments, then the OP had commented again saying that answer worked, and thanks.

Here was the specific question, but I am asking in a general sense.

I commented to remind people to make proper answers instead of leaving the answers in the comments.

BUT:

Would it have been OK for me to copy the correct answer from the comment to a new answer of my own, in order to solve the problem immediately? I wouldn't be doing it to claim credit, but because having a correct answer buried in the comments is not good for people browsing the site.

marked as duplicate by muru, pomsky, Videonauth, dessert, Zanna Dec 12 '17 at 10:42

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  • FWIW the OP just invited me to add it as an answer myself so I did. – thomasrutter Dec 11 '17 at 23:12
  • This is called plagiarism and it is usually frowned upon. – C.S.Cameron Jan 5 '18 at 3:36

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