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If I have asked a question that has almost immediately received an answer (a comment not an answer) in the form of a comment or a hint using which I was able to solve it, should I delete the question as it has been solved? Or should I leave it as it is?

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    $\begingroup$ Don't delete and write a community wiki answer that you can then accept (don't forget to give credit to the commenter). $\endgroup$ – Surb Apr 18 '18 at 11:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Surb: Of course this happens after asking the user to post their answer as a comment and giving them some time to reply. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 18 '18 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf erp... "...after asking the commenter to post their comment as an answer and giving them some time to reply," I assume you meant to say? $\endgroup$ – Namaste Apr 18 '18 at 16:06
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    $\begingroup$ I obviously totally agree with you two. But, now comes the obvious question: How much is "some time" ? $\endgroup$ – Surb Apr 18 '18 at 18:05
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    $\begingroup$ Sometimes it becomes clear that there is no need for a particular question. If a very trivial comment can answer the question, it is worth thinking about whether deleting it is indeed appropriate. For example, math.stackexchange.com/questions/2739178/… - there is no reason to make my comment there a community wiki answer. $\endgroup$ – Carl Mummert Apr 19 '18 at 1:03

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