With the clean-up in progress, I've come across quite a few questions which have a comment by the OP on how they solved their question or they answer their question in an edit to the question. How do we handle this so that question doesn't remain unanswered (technically)?

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When encoutered with such a scenario, it was advised in the Ubuntu Regulators chatroom to add the comment as a community wiki answer or edit the question to separate the question and the answer and add the answer as a community wiki answer with a note prepended saying,

According to a comment/edit made by the OP

Link to live example

Just a reminder of how to mark an answer as a community wiki:

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  • don't forget to flag it as well indicating that the flag is for a wiki answer and needs upvoting - wiki answers still need 2 votes to make the answer "answered".
    – fossfreedom Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 9:42
  • @fossfreedom correction, Its one vote :D
    – Amith KK
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 9:43
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    ... excellent - even easier to close :)
    – fossfreedom Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 9:47
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    Don't forget to flag the comment, it's now considered somewhat useless and outdated. :)
    – jrg
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 10:48

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