Related to: Can a locked thread be upvoted?
Because the topic being answered is complex, I have suggested to the author to delete the long bonus section of their locked answer, and split it into different Q/As. I believe the massive editing is in part due to its length.
Each subheading can actually be a separate question in my opinion. I estimate 2-4 different posts can come out of that additional info section.
I also suggested to do it with minimal editing, i.e., settle on how best to break it down offline, and then spread the Q/As over a period of days/weeks.
Then the user can simply use the links to those new Q/As and add them to the main Q/A in one go with one final edit.
In SE we encourage sharing knowledge by means of answering own questions. The author may have reservations about being viewed as going after rep based on that comment:
In all seriousness if I were to say my intention was to break it up into sections and post each section one week apart wouldn't someone tend to think I was just trolling for more possibilities for upvotes? (...)
The author may even not like my idea. (It's still in the air.)
What are your thoughts, as a community, on this suggestion?