I asked a question that has garnered conflicting answers, both citing sources. It appears that the question is controversial and there isn't one agreed-upon answer. If I'd received a response that summarized that controversy I could credit that, but since all the information is contained in other responses there's no clear reason for somebody to do that now other than to close the question. I understand that I'm supposed to mark exactly one answer as correct. How do I proceed? Thanks.
As @yydl pointed out in the comments:
- There is no absolute requirement to mark an answer, you can leave it alone... (which sorta emphasizes that none of the answers are correct).
Better yet, you can write an answer yourself that includes everything you think should be included.
It is okay to copy the other answers, as long as you're adding something (such as correlating the answers). This is perfectly legitimate, and not considered plagiarizing - just make sure you attribute to the original poster. (See what I did there, @yydl? ;) )
Also, if one of the answers is almost correct, but just missing one core detail, try leaving a comment. Often the poster will be glad to update accordingly. If that doesn't work, you can edit the answer yourself (as long as you don't change the core of the answer...)