I have a question where the correct answer seems to be broken across two different answers (this one here, Jan and Farhan both seem to have parts of the answer).
It seems like the right thing to do is to simply combine the answers so we can have one single answer? But I worry about that for a couple reasons:
- First, that it's unfair (or at least disingenuous) to take credit for someone else answer, just in principle.
- Second, on a more practical level, there's no way to split reputation, even if you mention the other answer.
How can this be dealt with? Is it proper to just incorporate someone else's answer into your own so that we can have the answer in one place? It seems to be how the site is designed...
Personally I wish there was some way to combine answers that allowed for co-authoring so rep can be shared, it seems like the cleanest solution but...I doubt that's a trivial request for the devs at Stack Exchange.