I answered the following question recently: Which one of these options is false?
If one sees the edit history of the answer here : https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/2203627/revisions
It can be seen that while my answer to the question was at the least satisfactory (to somebody, maybe not the questioner), a kind moderator turned it into an excellent post with a revamp, so that it received more up votes after the edit than it did before the edit (which was positive, so that means the answer was at least acceptable to somebody). I am grateful to him.
My question is the following : I would like to, on my own accord, share some of the credit for this wonderful post with the editor of the answer. I have seen some apparently similar questions on meta, like the following :
Editing answers does not give reputation anymore (here the answer given is excellent)
Why should someone receive reputation if someone else edits their terrible question into a good one? (the difference being that a terrible question is discussed here, while I am discussing a satisfactory answer).
Edits that Substantially Extend Answers (This is not true of the moderator in question : first of all, he kindly requested me to reject his edit if it significantly departed from my intention, which was never the case : he just rewrote my argument and removed the entire example in the first part, which I thought was no wrong).
Question owner: author or editor? (I am basically wishing that I can transfer ownership of my answer to the moderator to give him the credit for coming up with the answer).
These all differ from my question in one important aspect :
Here, I am the one wanting to share my reputation with the moderator, on my own accord, but in all the above questions, it is the site itself awarding reputation via some algorithm. This is important, because the machine cannot make out what a significant or comprehensive edit is, that is relative to the person whose answer is being edited (as was in my case).
How do I give credit to the editor more? Is there a way of attributing some of the votes to him, or transferring the answer in his name, so that the credit goes to him rather than me?
Also, having completed one year on this site recently, I would like to thank all those who have helped me bed into the site in this superlative journey.
I would like to ask if the question I have asked is appropriate to the meta site (although the responses and votes will tell me that, I would love a honest response from anybody).