Honestly I never thought that my question will receive so much attention, but it did.

The user displayname wrote three related comments, and, in my opinion those comments provide the best answer to my question. I asked him/her why he/she didn't post it as an answer, and it is because the question is protected, and he/she comes from an other community.

The person suggested that I can copy paste it into a self answer, but it does not seem the correct way for me.

What can we do about this?

  • they have 101 rep so they have the association bonus but i would have thought that this would be counted for Protected questions
    – Memor-X
    Dec 18, 2017 at 22:18
  • @Memor-X It isn't. You need 10 on-site reputation. But then again, that's a single answer on another question someone deems wirth an upvote, or 5 suggested improvements to existing content.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Dec 18, 2017 at 22:51
  • Personally, I'd ask the user to gain the 10 reputation. It's easy enough: 5 quick edits to questions/answers, or 2 upvotes on another question/answer.
    – Blue
    Dec 19, 2017 at 20:11

1 Answer 1


Write it as a self answer, crediting the original user.

If you were to simply copy someone's answer, I can understand why this might seem wrong. However, in this case, the original user has already given you full permission to do so.

Copy the comments into an answer, credit the answer as quoting the original user, and mark it as accepted. That seems to be the best course of action.

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