So I posted my first question here on the math stack exchange here:
And I am wondering how I should vote on the answer, or if I should accept it.
On the one hand the answer is incomplete. It provided a vague and cryptic hint. The individual was somewhat helpful in the comments, but still cryptic and not really providing a clear or useful answer.
On the other hand the hint was enough for me to search and with feedback from the comments ultimately find the correct answer. So the person, mostly through back and forth in the comments, did help me.
The reason I am reluctant to upvote the answer, or accept it, and perhaps considering even downvoting it, is that it seemed to be minimal effort and not helpful to other readers. If anyone came to the question hoping to learn they wouldnt get far with the answer presented. In fact its so overly cryptic it doesnt seem worthy of stackexchange, even if it did lead to an answer. Which suggests a downvote is more in order.
On top of that perhaps it would be appropriate to provide the correct answer myself, in full, and then accept that since at least there will be a complete answer availible to someone that wont be as cryptic.
PS I did upvote his comments though as they were ultimately more helpful.
The user who wrote the answer I was asking about was enraged by this post and removed his answer out of spite (see the comment on this question). So the answer I reference in this post is no longer visible, sorry for that.